Thursday, September 22, 2016

Short and Thin

Taylor:   We are hoping Jan has learned her lesson about attacking - even accidentally - a stinging insect (Flat Black Flying Insect), but she's so absent-minded, she probably hasn't.

Buddy:  It was a fun eight days watching her carefully poke sticks and clippers into the bushes to figure out where its friends and family were hiding.

Taylor:  After church the next day, she did a little trimming in the rain. Clip, clip, here they come, move away.  Okay, it's safe.  Clip, clip, here they come, move away.   By day three she had made the mess in the photo above. 

Buddy:  This is a view of the side of the house.  Weeds and thistles were entangled in the bushes and some were already growing under the siding.

Taylor:  It took her eight days, but she worked her way through all the bushes and then went back to cut them a second, then a third time so they were all short and thinned.

Buddy:  This is the end result of the side of the house.

Taylor:  And this is the front.  Notice the one trimmed down to the stalks and thinned to half the original size. 

Buddy:  It took five days of careful trimming to find what was being built in that bush.  Can you see it?  (Click o the pic to enlarge it.)  This is a close-up from the only angle it's visible.

Taylor:  And this is what the wasp nest looked like the morning after Jan sprayed it and it fell down. 

Buddy:  We're thankful to be rid of those wasps.  Jan was afraid one of us dogs would be stung since we like to water those bushes as we begin our walks.

Taylor: Sorry we don't have any jokes for you today.  Jan can be crabby when she's in pain and that sometimes affects our sense of humor.   But we'll find it again if she didn't throw it out with the shrub trimmings.

We're joining Pepi Smart Dog for today's Thankful Thursday blog hop.


  1. Well, I'm glad Jan got rid of those wasps!

  2. We are thankful you got that wasp nest out of thre. We have bunches of those around my yard seems they steal from the hummingbird feeder and then stick around in new nests so they v=can get more of said nectar...sheesh. The petcretary got stung once this nest in guy got stung on his rump years ago, and unfurbro-the-elder got stung on his hand just before a piano recital:( Ouch.

    Hope they do not come back anytime soon...

  3. Hari OM
    Oh my word, Jan has been busy!!! That is very smart looking bushes you got there now - and thank heavens the nest has been deadified. A bath in epsom salts for a couple of nights oughtta help those tired muskels... you be sure to let Jan rest up a bit now won't you all??? Hugs wags whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Sounds like Jan was Edward Scissorhands
    Lily & Edward

  5. Thank goodness Jan got rid of the wasps - we wouldn't have liked them being any where near to us and Mum just runs off as she hates them in case they sting her.

  6. Wasps! I'd be sprinting for my eppi pen!

  7. UH..."water those bushes"? As in "water those bushes?" don't want to be stung THERE!!!!! Good for Jan. She did the right thing. I wish she'd come here and get rid of the wasps that have lunch with us and land on our food!!!

  8. OMD! That is a lot of backbreaking work, Jan! I am so glad that you found the wasp nest before anyone was seriously hurt. Take care of yourself. ♥

  9. Jan did a great job. I am glad she didn't get stung again.

  10. I am sure glad those wasps are goners but I didn't know Jan was a stalker!


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