Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Prickers Have Arrived!!

For those of you who are unaware, we've been having an issue with the back wall that surrounds our yard getting tagged. We've lived in our house for 8 years and not had a problem, but this year they have spray painted our wall 3 times. No, its not gang related just kids with nothing better to do. This last time they painted big mushrooms and marijuana plants along 25 feet of wall. Artistic little delinquents. So I'm thoroughly sick of buying paint and me or some member of my family having to spend our weekends covering up their artwork. On top of that, it just plain hacks me off.

After entertaining several ideas about what to do(some legal, some not), a guy at work suggested we plant cactus in the alley along the wall to deter the worst of it. I LOVE this idea! Little prickers for the little pricks. Perfect. So of course I got on eBay and found what I needed right away. A variety of Prickley Pear similar to what you see out in the cattle pastures around here. But it grows really fast.

So yesterday the baby cactus arrived. A whole box full of misery awaiting our little artists. Hehehehehehe..... I'll let you know how it goes.


Desperate Writer said...

I think you'll have great luck with that. I brought one Prickly Pear "leaf" home with me from central Texas a few years ago, and it is growing in strategic spots at our house like "gangbusters." :) This year it bloomed, and was really pretty.

Like you said, too bad those little creeps can't put their creativity to better use.

dee said...

this variety came from around Houston somewhere and i'm hoping to go out one morning and find one of the little artists impaled on them...thanks for posting

Desperate Writer said...

Sure, you have a nice blog. :)