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October 30, 2014 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Angry Veggies: Captured or Harvested?

Dear Molly,

Only the squirrels know the answer. OK. The early bird might. The worm could be turning.

You were right.

These Veggie Invaders certainly got sacked.

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Bagged up as predicted. Lured by the sweet promise of honey.©

Spooky about veggies. Worried they know we’re on to them.

Researchers eavesdropped on some Arabidopsis, and discovered that thale cress practices Chemical warfareOnce annoyed, the plants even arm themselves to protect against future attacks.

Whole new meaning for “chemical plant”.

Time to round up some Plant Whisperers?

Oh, bad word choice. “Locate”, not “Roundup“.

Could be misinterpreted.

Just in case they are monitoring, best not to escalate things.

Looks like a real horror story growing.

Strange things snort of normal around Holler-Ring.

(And some just stick around….)

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Spies or diplomats? What are they planning? They are obviously discussing something. And that tall one? She’ll grab you the moment your back is turned. Ask any neighborhood kid.

Keep an eye on the bulging orange Veggie Invaders.

Who knows what they are cooking up.

Hope all the veggies you bag are tasty, Oh they may be listening co-opoerative ones.

And the rest of the veggies soon bundle themselves up and haul out of here. Chop. Chop.

Yours in fur,

The German.

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Paws for peace.







Catch up with the Vegetable Invasion 

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Veggies: friend or foe? Seasonal worries for The German.©


  1. easyweimaraner / Oct 30 2014 2:53 pm

    I agree, I bet one day the orange invades will rule our earth… and I can’t help to beat them because I’m a strict carnivore :o)


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2014 8:08 pm

      Molly, “Easy, I’ve heard the veggies have long fingers that can wrap around and trip you. We my have to stomp them back. Thanks for howling support.”


  2. dogear6 / Oct 30 2014 4:02 pm

    I think the orange invaders are out to get Molly and the rest of us just don’t realize yet that we’re all in danger. Except maybe the cat. . .



    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2014 8:17 pm

      Molly, “That cat. Where’s that Paw of Fury? Could use a whacking wave or two – and she’s disappeared. Some say cat don’t really exist – they are all nightmares – i mean, dreams in our heads…I don’t know. RC Cat seems pretty solid…solidly grouchy…Thanks for fretting along”


  3. Jay Holmes / Oct 30 2014 8:35 pm

    Today I discovered that some people make a jelly from pyracantha berries. I’m not going to sample any of it.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2014 9:08 pm

      Birds get totally drunk on those berries here – fall down and wobble around.
      Seen some of that jelly, too…and wondering…if the birds…
      (Insert chortles here) Thanks for stocking the comment pantry


  4. pegoleg / Oct 30 2014 9:38 pm

    Unfortunately, my favorite veggies are the pure-sugar variety that come in those Brach’s bags.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2014 11:44 pm

      Only one pumpkin bag is allowed in the house each year – so addictive…but they do count as vegetables, right? Thanks for carving up a comment


  5. EllaDee / Oct 31 2014 1:22 am

    Those Mellowcreme Pumpkins would make weird soup…


  6. Unconfirmed Bachelorette / Oct 31 2014 3:20 am

    I am going to turn my local Orange invader into a curry. But not before posing for photographs with the three black cats.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 6:41 pm

      Now spicy curry sounds purrrfect. The cats are bound to supervise and advise appropriately.Thanks for chopping up a comment to leave


  7. PiedType / Oct 31 2014 5:13 am

    Candy that looks like veggies. Hmm, now if only we could make veggies look like candy …


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 6:44 pm

      Do you think those veggies hopped willingly into the bag? Some here are painting pumpkins teal…seems a bit wrong somehow. (Actually it’s to signal the house is handing out non-food treats in case kids have allergies). Hope you bag a grape Halloween…(How we hated the fruit treat houses as kids!) Thanks for such a comment treat


  8. reneejohnsonwrites / Oct 31 2014 10:29 am

    I love pumpkin anything — but am trying to cut back on sugar. Just realized this morning that I hadn’t bought any Halloween candy. Must correct this before the haunting hour tonight. Happy Halloween Karen!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 6:46 pm

      We realized that late yesterday – actually turned out great as it was on sale. Pumpkin muffins! Drool….thanks for adding a tasty comment


  9. Ally Bean / Oct 31 2014 12:14 pm

    As if cats and dogs living together wasn’t enough to try a woman’s patience, now we have candies masquerading as veggies. Whatever is the world coming to? Happy Halloween, Karen. Make a spooky one.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 6:48 pm

      It goes along with pizza masquerading as a veggie! Simply a ghoulish development. Hope you have a howling good Holler-Ring


  10. jannatwrites / Nov 1 2014 8:54 pm

    Gotta watch those orange veggie invaders. I’m sure the sugar is tasty, but I’ll have to stick with carrots 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 3 2014 2:10 pm

      RC Cat: “Not sure if the bagged ones are volunteers…like that Trojan Horse? What if Staff eats them and turns? Must keep an eye on them…I’ll nap while Molly takes the first watch. Thanks for rolling in a comment”



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