Sunday, March 06, 2011

I'm thinking about buying an electric fence for dogs, to keep the squirrels from destroying my corn this year. Discuss.

It used to be that corn was so cheap - you were basically a nutter if you grew your own. Or had too much time on your hands. Now, all the good corn is sent to the ethanol plant. The stuff in the stores is of marginal quality. I mean, really, really bad. Small, moldy, and generally stuff you would have thought would go to the livestock farms for feed. And I love corn - so I will put up with a lot.

So, it's either grow - or drive to the central valley.

I am a little squeamish about the electric fence. Not going to lie. But if you saw what rubenesque assholes these little shits are. You'd understand why. They will destroy anything cane like.

I am not in to hurting animals. I mean... I'm not turning it up to 11 or anything. Chihuahua level tasering.


  1. Sounds to me like a lawsuit waiting to happen. It doesn't matter that they were trespassing, the minute a kid gets zapped you're the bad guy in the media. Brentwood can't be more than a 45 minute drive, you can pick your own ears there.

  2. Yeah. Brentwood is an option. They don't have any good breakfast joints though. So, it's hard to get the motivation to make a long drive just for a few ears of corn.