Man wins over beast!

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by Gareee©, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Gareee©

    Gareee© Guest

    I was lucky today, and our "Bob" just happened to be far enough away out of
    the pond for me to drop him into a large plastic trash can,. and dump him in
    the nearest large lake.

    While his head was pinky sized, I'd say his length was 16 inches or so.

    So now the wife (and any fry) can breathe a sigh of relief, until the next
    Bob shows up.
    Gareee©, Jul 12, 2007
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  2. I haven't seen my Bob in over a month. The pond, or rather what's
    left of it, (we still have had no rain to speak of -- less than 1/10
    of an inch this month) seems to be a happier place, with carefree
    frogs lounging about and tadpoles swimming around as though they
    hadn't a care in the world. If Bob shows up again he may be "invited"
    to leave.
    Galen Hekhuis, Jul 12, 2007
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  3. Gareee©

    Gareee© Guest

    "Galen Hekhuis" wrote in message
    We've still had very little rain here as well.. had a nice shower yesterday
    for about 4 hours, to that helped. After the harsh last cold snap did a lot
    of damage to plants and trees around (killing off my damned Japanese maple!)
    the lack of rain is still effecting everything.. my hostas are easily 1/2
    the size they were last year, and my raspberries are barely clinging onto

    I'd say a lot of plant grow is 3-4 week behind their usual timetable,
    because of this.

    I've yet to get a tomato from the garden yet.. just strawberries, asparagus,
    and snap peas.

    I don't think there are even any baby pumpkins growing yet either. And I've
    seen no oyster mushrooms at all, because of the drought.
    Gareee©, Jul 13, 2007
  4. I moved north from the west side of Florida (about 90 mi north of
    Tampa) up to where I am now by the intersection of I-75 and I-10, in
    beautiful, historic, northern Florida. I moved from a scrub oak kind
    of arid geography into a much wetter area by the Suwannee River, but
    it sure hasn't been wetter this year at all. I watch the radar, and
    even what little rain there is seems to consistently miss our little
    corner of the county.
    There's a tomato farm I pass on the way to town that they just gave up
    Galen Hekhuis, Jul 13, 2007
  5. How cold was that? They survive our winters in Nova Scotia.
    You can have some of ours. I live off-grid, and had to start up the
    generator again tonight. I need sun!!!!

    Hear that sound?? It's thousands of tiny little violins :) (well, it might
    actually be the locusts...). Up here, even with the greenhouse, it's
    August before we get tomatoes. My asparagus has just finished (though
    that's because we went away for a week and it bolted - if we'd kept up with
    it, it would still be pickable).
    Derek Broughton, Jul 13, 2007
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    Gareee© Guest

    "Derek Broughton" wrote in message
    I forget honestly, bu tit was late april, and many plants were already
    trying to take off. We see dead branches on a lot of local trees and stuff
    in our yard that were doing great the year before.. and it wasn;t one
    freeze, it was two, about 2 weeks apart in april. The first one killed off
    all the leaves that were budding off a lot of trees, and then they tried to
    come back, with 2 weeks of 70 degree weather, and then the second freeze
    nailed all that new regrowth.
    I read if you keep cutting back asparagus, that you'l keep getting edible
    shoots all season long.

    It's been working on our 1 3 year plant here, but we have a bunch of 1 year
    plants that are still too young to harvest from.
    Gareee©, Jul 13, 2007
  7. Hi all..
    Sorry but what's exactly a Bob..?

    Marco Schwarz, Jul 14, 2007
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    k Guest

    A Bob is a water snake of indeterminate heritage, breeding and family

    k :)
    k, Jul 14, 2007
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    Thistletoes Guest

    I am wondering who or what "Bob" is, too.
    Thistletoes, Jul 14, 2007
  10. My Bob was a 4 1/2 foot Florida water snake.
    Galen Hekhuis, Jul 14, 2007
  11. Gareee©

    Gareee© Guest

    "Marco Schwarz" wrote in message
    First rule of Porg.. we don't talk about Porg!

    You WILL be assimilated!
    Gareee©, Jul 14, 2007
  12. Hi..
    Thanks Galen..!
    Marco Schwarz, Jul 15, 2007
  13. Hi..
    Wow.., a scientific definition of Bob..! Thanks.. :)
    Marco Schwarz, Jul 15, 2007
  14. Hi..
    Porg: Justin's 36b..

    [ WILL be Pond-Elated!...]
    You're no Borg, the real Borg are used to speak a technical
    but monotone German. Saw them many times on TV - I
    swear..! ;-)
    Marco Schwarz, Jul 15, 2007
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    k Guest

    Ha! We are more diabolical than the hapless Borg.
    They depend on machinery and fly around in
    their silly spaceships!
    They need to come down to pond level and then
    we will see who rules around here!
    The Porg know the secrets of the Deadly Algae.
    The Porg have Hit Herons at our disposal.
    The Porg know the dangers of Lawns.
    The Porg have Armies of Bobs in waiting.
    The Borg will be assimilated to Pondom.
    It is just a matter of time.
    You have been warned.

    k - Porg in charge of Critters
    k, Jul 15, 2007
  16. Gareee©

    ~ jan Guest

    Justin!!!? I hope he didn't steal my lines and pass them off as his own:

    The Borg said:
    "We are _Borg_ resistant is futile, you will be assimilated."
    The Porg say:
    "We are Porg, resistant IS futile, you will be pond-elated."

    P - Pond, O - Oriented, R - Recreational, G - Group ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jul 15, 2007
  17. Gareee©

    Gareee© Guest

    Ok, this stuff is supposed to grow fast.. so if I take a clipping off it,
    and toss it in a large tub, it'll still grow?

    Thinking of growing a few more offshoots...
    Gareee©, Jul 16, 2007
  18. Hi..
    Hmm.., typed porg and rec ponds into my browser's search
    interface and got:

    36b is about the Porg but it's not listed in the linked
    table of content so please scroll and scroll and scroll
    down - or click link 36 (36b will follow directly)..

    BTW: a 36b without a 36a - I'm shocked..! ;-)
    Marco Schwarz, Jul 16, 2007
  19. Gareee©

    ~ jan Guest

    ~ jan, Jul 16, 2007
  20. Gareee©

    thistletoes Guest

    Ok - here is a "Bob" question. How did he get in your pond and now
    that you have sent him to a "better place", how could another of his
    kind get into your pond? You must have a connection to some waterway
    or inlet.
    Deb :)
    thistletoes, Jul 16, 2007
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