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Monument seniors: A fourth skunking

Published on October 10, 2017 11:56AM


By Soo Yukawa

Our first meal for the month of October was chili dogs, French fries, a fresh green salad, and peanut butter cookies for dessert. Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell did a great job of filling our tummies and we thank them very much.

Our greeters were Bodean Andersen, Jimmy Cole, and Linda Blakeslee. Bodean led us in the flag salute, made the announcements, and prayed the blessing over our meal. Jimmy and Linda collected and counted the money. We had 39 guests on the books and 10 take-outs. We had some visitors join us for lunch, Harlan Nelson from Vancouver, Washington. We also had Dick and Pam Wanous from Spray. The lucky winners of free meal tickets were Ed Bustardo and Jimmy Cole.

There is information available for first time home buyers for assistance and also if you are in danger of foreclosure. There is also energy assistance available. The information is at the back table in the senior center. Another announcement FYI, the amount that was made from the Buckaroo after costs was around $15,000. Thank you to all for your support and participation.

Well, we had some drama again on the Yukawa farm. Sunday morning, while my hubby was out taking care of the animals, I heard some gunshots. I looked out one of the windows to see if there was a skunk in the live trap behind the house. I didn’t see anything, so I went around to another room and saw my hubby. He said there was another skunk in the coop run and was in there eating the chicken feed. He fired three shots. The same dog got skunked again. This is the fourth time now.

I had to help my hubby wash the poor dog. He was not happy and it was miserably cold too. I better stock up on some more hydrogen peroxide and Dawn dish soap. So, it took about 10 or 15 minutes to take care of the dog and then I walked over to take a look at the skunk to see how big it was. I got about 12 ft. from the coop when all of a sudden that skunk jumped up and stood on all fours and I saw its bushy tail up. Of course I did what anybody would do in my situation, I screamed like a little girl and ran away for dear life. I screamed at my hubby that the skunk had played “possum.”

My hubby came over and had to shoot what he called the “zombie skunk” again and now my little kit coop is riddled with holes in the screen. Lucky for me, actually the chickens, my wonderful hubby is building a new coop and hopefully it will be completed before the snow comes. This year has been really bad for us with these skunks and I think for everyone all around. Maybe soon, they will go into hibernation?

1 Corinthians 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know because they are spiritually discerned.”



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