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#1 MiCarl OFFLINE  

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Posted April 28, 2017 - 07:02 PM

... that putting shavings of Irish Spring soap in her gardens would keep the rabbits from eating her plants.

 

We'll find out if it works, right after we learn what to put in the gardens to keep our Labrador Retriever from eating the soap.


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 07:09 PM

Our labs are crazy. Always getting into some sort of antic. Weather thats digging in the strawberries, eating strawberries, digging in the raised beds, jumpomg in them, digging holes in the yard about 2 feet in diameter just to get cool soil to lay on. The list goes on and on

Love them to death


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 07:45 PM

Works on keeping critters away from fruit trees, also.

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Posted April 28, 2017 - 08:46 PM

I fenced in the area I wanted to plant my fruit trees, then let my beagles run loose in there, solved any and all rodent issues.Then I staked chicken wire to the ground all around my fruit trees, which solved the issues of beagles trying to dig them back up. I haven't tried soap... yet.

 

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Posted April 28, 2017 - 08:53 PM

The dog's breath is lots nicer since Mrs. rabbit proofed the garden.


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 08:59 PM

The dog's breath is lots nicer since Mrs. rabbit proofed the garden.


All the freshness of Ireland, with just a hint of poop...
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Posted April 28, 2017 - 09:04 PM

We'll find out if it works, right after we learn what to put in the gardens to keep our Labrador Retriever from eating the soap.

That's easy. 

Get a milk cow.  Free quality whole milk for you and the Lab can follow the cow around and eat anything the cow drops... out the back side. :wallbanging:

 

We have the poop eatinest Lab there ever was.  Eats it, rolls in it, sleeps with it, smells like it......  :(

I believe there is a reason the previous owner dumped her here. 


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 09:19 PM


We have the poop eatinest Lab there ever was.  Eats it, rolls in it, sleeps with it, smells like it......  :(

I believe there is a reason the previous owner dumped her here. 

 

This one doesn't seem to roll in poop.  Our last one loved to and I don't miss that.

 

Sometimes when we go grouse hunting I find out we're actually hunting deer poop.  Apparently that's pretty tasty stuff.


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 09:46 PM

 

Sometimes when we go grouse hunting I find out we're actually hunting deer poop. 

 

Is there a problem getting them to "flush"?    :D     I assume it illegal to shoot them on the ground.      {sorry}      Rick


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Posted April 29, 2017 - 01:32 AM

Deer poop... looks like Glosset Raisins. Never take a snacking child hunting with you, need I say more? lol.
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Posted April 29, 2017 - 07:49 AM

GF is trying the soap thing now on some of her new shrub plantings.  She puts the shavings in a mesh bag and ties it to a wire ring around the shrubs.  About ready to open deer season again.


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Posted April 29, 2017 - 07:57 AM

I have also heard that you can use tame rabbit poop around the garden and the wild ones dont want anything to do around it. Funny as it may seem but I was talking with a person about the rabbits eating my peas and green beens last year and they said they had the same problems and started using this trick. 



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Posted April 29, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Put it on your body and it will keep the girls away too,switched soap and still no luck lmao
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Posted April 30, 2017 - 07:43 AM

Put it on your body and it will keep the girls away too,switched soap and still no luck lmao


Well at least I know I'm not the only one who has "that" kind of trouble...
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Posted May 07, 2017 - 05:23 PM

This one doesn't seem to roll in poop.  Our last one loved to and I don't miss that.

 

Sometimes when we go grouse hunting I find out we're actually hunting deer poop.  Apparently that's pretty tasty stuff.

I have a knuckleheaded Brit springer spaniel.... darn dog gorges on deer poop every time I let him outside.  Gave up trying to make him stop it.  Darn field rats carpet my yard every night, I sure got one happy old dog.


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