Sunday, June 21, 2009

Yuck, Yuck, Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I keep a pot of coffee mix to stain my primitive dolls, stitcheries, etc. Yesterday I was going to do something with some silk sunflowers, but they were just too bright for my prim taste.

So, I turned them upside down in the coffee to soak for the day and then went to an antique auction last night. (I didn't buy a thing there cause the prices were too high.) When I got home, it was starting to rain, so I grabbed the pot of coffee with the sunflowers, brought it inside and set it on the stove. I obviously didn't look at it very close. Later on, I walked over to the stove and there was a huge slug on the pot!!!!!!!!!!!! I went to grab something to get him and put him back outside and then I saw another!!!!!!!!!!!!! At that point, I figured there may be more down in the coffee or hiding in the flowers, so I grabbed the pot and put it back outside! This morning they were gone. I took the flowers out to dry this morning, but haven't been brave enough to check the coffee and see if any drowned slugs are in there! The pot is still sitting outside.

We have a huge slug problem here. Every night they are all over our yard. My little Dachshund "Annie" used to eat them last summer and we nicknamed her "slugger". ;) Thankfully, I haven't caught her doing it this year. I need to get something to get rid of them, but nothing is pet safe. Maybe if they're drowned in the coffee, I'll just leave a pot of coffee out there! I have heard that you can drown them in beer, but I don't particularly want 3 drunk dogs on my hands! The pot of coffee was sitting on a small table a couple feet off the ground. Maybe the beer would be ok if the dogs couldn't get to it. It would take a lot of beer though to kill all the slugs we have in our yard. Any other suggestions???


Tins and Treasures said...

I just knew there was a reason I keep my container of coffee staining stuff in my refrigerator instead of outside!!

Deb's Lost Treasures said...

Good Morning :) Sweetie we have slugs also they are everywhere. I went to Lowes and bought some slug dust. You just put it around your flowers, lawn, sidewalk etc...and it will kill them. The dust willn't hurt animals if you have them outside. HUGs Deb