Moles, pocket gophers, burrowing mammals and insects....
HOW I HATE THEE.
I have been battling these critters for several years and I'm a bit afraid our house may fall into a giant hole created by them one day.
A couple of weeks ago, there seemed to be progress. Every time a new run appeared, it was opened up and stuffed with a noxious firecracker like thingy. Each new run was stomped down and/or flooded with water.
Lo and behold, as the days progressed, the runs and mounds became fewer.
I gave a sigh of relief. It seemed the battle was being won!
But then, guess what! Mounds and runs have popped up all over our yard AGAIN.
I think those pesky things had gone on vacation and have come back!
Now wouldn't it be neat if I could find that video I took awhile back of a gopher at church? He/she was digging, digging, digging away unconcernedly while we all stood around and took pictures. Then our youth pastor went for a shovel and when he returned, the gopher got all shy and everything.
But I can't find the video so you will have to imagine it.
And it occurs to me that there are all sorts of spiritually significant things I could say about this post. Like comparing the gopher runs to sin and such.
But I'll just let you smart people figure that out for yourselves, ok?