Friday, April 01, 2011


April 1, Snakes in the Grass
This is not a joke....

I was delighted to see that all the old, dead grass and weeds and shrubs were being uprooted.  True, the diesel engine of the tiller is annoying but the apparent promise of what would be planted there later was exciting to contemplate. 

Today, I was disappointed and disgusted to discover that this is a snake control tactic.  Large, harmless (huh?--no such thing!) snakes hide in the grass and shrubbery so groundskeepers go through this process every year, never planting anything in the overturned soil.