Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Slow News Day

Item: Whatever tore up my yard night before last must be something other than armadillos. I blocked the entrance yesterday, but there was still more turf dug up this morning. Since it was pouring rain, I didn't go out to investigate more closely.  Perhaps, as Abe Lincoln suggested in the comments following that post, it might be raccoons doing the digging.

Item: It has rained -- all day. I've worked on making cards -- most of the day.

Item: I attended the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at church tonight. We had a really great turnout; the cooks were kept busy dishing up pancakes, sausage patties and scrambled eggs.  A good time was had by all. Earlier this evening, I read an interesting post about Shrove Tuesday, by Elizabeth of Yorkshire, UK. 

Item: Made a brief trip after the supper to my stamping friend's home to finalize the plans for this Saturday's Stamp Camp.  It was still raining, but not heavily, and the driveway to her home had about two dozen huge worms crawling on it; some long and skinny, some long and as big around as my little finger.  Rain and warm weather must have brought them out. She told me that her dogs will probably eat the worms tomorrow, but only if they are dead. (I warned you that it was a slow news day.)

Tomorrow is also a day --  Ash Wednesday.


StitchinByTheLake said...

Ok the dogs eating the worms - never heard of that! I didn't get to have pancakes either and since I haven't yet decided what I'm giving up for Lent (yes I know that's in two hours!) I'm going to think hard about whether or not pancakes will be on my not-to-be-eaten list. blessings, marlene

George said...

Some times a slow news day can be a blessing. I'm sorry to hear about the additional damage to your lawn.

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad to hear that the pancake supper went well, Pat, but sorry to hear about the continued garden problems.

Thank you for the link - that was kind of you. x

Arkansas Patti said...

Worms are Mighty Dog's favoite dish besides cat poop.
Of course he prefers worm jerky that has dried in the sun for a day or so.

Anonymous said...

Lots of rain here in Ohio. I know we need it.

rhymeswithplague said...

Even though this is a day, I could have gone all day without hearing about the worms!

NitWit1 said...

We have a groundhog living in an abandoned and delapidated house across the street. Wonder if they did. Shelly is eliminating the armadillo families, one at a time. They do seem to come out after a rain shower. I once saw the babies,quite cute.
They can jump quite high.

Hilary said...

I've had raccoons digging for grubs here, too but I've never seen it look that extreme. Wow.

Worm-eating dogs? Ugh! :)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Sounds like a perfect day to do some stamping! Hope you find out what your mystery guest is soon.