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Thursday, May 28, 2015

country n news-rhino

no no we didnt get one for our place
no we arent turning into a zoo
we have had rhinos on our property for years

my friend built a new house and put in a new yard
he wanted to know what to do about those grubs in
his grass

you know those little grubby things you dig up sometimes
when you dig in the yard
get too many in your grass and theyll cause damage

well i was over one day
he had june bugs all over his driveway
my suggestions for him for his grub problem
was to
turn off the outside lights he left on all night
a real june bug magnet
their larva stage
grub worms

the best treatment for grub worms
is save electricity and shut off outside night lights

also leave a light on over a bucket of water
itll be full of those guys the next morning
add a little liquid soap
theyre done for

this fall i think i posted this picture below
of the two big grub worms i dug out of my garden beds
these are the rhino grub worm
think of a regular grub worm who ate a bottle of steroids
a rhino grub worm

i use to chunk them over the fence to the chickens
like i do that big ole tomato worm
those girls would go into a frenzy fighting over that big ole grub
such a commotion they make

then i read and heard about rhino grubs and rhino beetles
they are an important part of the organic cycle that
produces compost
they chew up the bigger parts of the compost pile
leaving the smaller parts to bacteria and fungi

i know i had found them in my compost pile before
but i had always made them chicken food

but not this year
i dug a hole in my garden bed and put them back in the ground
before some bird flew down and picked them up
now it would have to be a big bird since they are so big

then yesterday as i was checking my garden
i looked into a 5 gallon bucket i had left in the garden
it had partially filled with water
we had had over 5 inches this weekend
there in the middle of the bucket swimming away
was a big ole rhino beetle
if he could talk
he would say
please ole please scoop me out im getting so tired
i dont want to be like those folks that were caught in the
flood waters
please rescue me

i looked closer
now this has to be an omen or something
it has to have some meaning
there on his back
was a ladybug surviving by holding on for dear life

i took a white cup i keep in my garden
scooped up the rhino and ladybug
gently real gently slid the ladybug off onto my garden bed
slid the rhino monster
into a layer of leaves between my beds
im sure he was hungry

theres a lesson somewhere in all this
seeing that rhino grub last fall scared the bejebies out of me
i saved him or her
he in return returned the favor by saving that

there is a lesson there isnt there

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Way to go TOGD!!, good story, Did my wife she ever share the story about the goat we saved? If not I will tell you! Thanks for the positive story, and the educational piece!