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Now, About Them Gophers
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"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." - Eleanor Roosevelt

After I finished yesterday's entry I did some research on gophers. The simplest answer I found was this:

"Gophers eat leaves, roots, grass, plants, weeds, flowers, et cetera. Gophers will eat almost what ever they come across, they are labeled as omnivores."

This response was found at: Wiki.Answers.Com.

Then I found this at United Wildlife Control

"They will either feed on roots they run into while they dig, or they will pull above ground plants into their tunnel from below. Sometimes they will emerge above ground, venturing a small distance from their holes in order to snag grass and plants from yards or fields.

Gophers eat flowers, bulbs, grass, roots and garden materials. Almost all species of gopher seem to especially enjoy alfalfa, bamboo, rose bushes and dandelions."

There class is a short course on the feeding of your gophers. Funny though, I didn't see any mention about tomato plants.

I did talk to Mr. T today and he is seeing signs of a gopher. He dug a trench next to our connecting fence in hopes to deter the gopher. Somehow, I don't think a trench is going to stop that little guy in going for the tomatoes in Mr. T's garden.

Attempting to be Healthy

After our walk yesterday, Michael was curious about the distance. Later in the afternoon, he took the truck and checked the mileage. Surprise, surprise, we walked a little over a half-a-mile.

It has one incline which is enough to know it and there is one clothing consignment shop to do some window shopping on our way by.

Both of us feeling good about yesterday's walk, we did it again this morning. It sure seems like a good way to begin a day. Now we are talking about adding the dead end road in this loop.

When we went to do errands we checked the mileage of our loop including the dead end road and it added up to one mile and almost two-tenths.

What I like is that Michael likes walking with me. Although he is teaching me to enjoy the moment and gently curbs me in when I begin working on the next day's plans. With this knowledge he is sharing with me, I'm finding I'm not getting stressed as much. It's okay to be spontaneous.

Since it is an easy walk and I'm off main roads there should be no reason why I couldn't do this five days a week with Saturday and Sunday off.

The rest of my day has been running errands with Michael. Now I am pooped, I'm not used to being up at 6 a.m. I believe it is time for a short nap.

mz. em

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-- "Lord Demon" - Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold


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