When we lived in Kansas I used to go out at night and shoot a 22 in the air to get coyotes to leave. In the winter I cook food for puppies at night and I guess they could smell it and were coming right in the yard. Dogs barking did nothing and actually they gang up and kill a dog when it is alone.Coffee is ready. Coyotes were howling REAL close last night. Doge were in a barking frenzy. I got up and went out on the front porch several times last night. I yell Good dogs! And clap my hands until coyotes go silent.
Three hours is a long time.Whatever can be done wrong with machinery used frequently, I have done it. Making a mess, damage, maybe even injuries – but I'm usually lucky there. It helps to have fast reflexes .
Yesterday, it was slow reflexes and concentration. Over 3 hours spent pulling tiny weeds out of the carrots. It looks like the decision of where to sow these late-emerging carrot and parsnip seeds was really in error re: weed seed population. IF some seed is still waiting to pop up, clearing out the carpet of purslane (especially) may make the hours spent justified. Otherwise, there is little value to the effort. Of course, more purslane seed may germinate. 🙄 Not only was I having trouble standing up from the effort but I came down with the hiccups after my sandwich break!
Today, I am recovering with sprinkler moving and lawn mowing in the yard – provided that we don't have an afternoon thunderstorm.
Had coffee with my 2nd breakfast but now a cup of catnip tea for a quick break pre-lunch .