Just Jottin SoCS — Would that I Could

She said the prompt is ‘wood/ would’ and I thought woodchuck would. How bout you?

I don’t know anything about woodchucks.

I do know I slept well and there’s coffee and if I needed to chuck wood, I reckon I could muster the energy, but I probably wouldn’t, because I love all the wood in the house. The wood outside the house is another story. Fallen branches litter the lawn. It’s time to play pick-up-sticks again and nobody wants to. Even our dog doesn’t like sticks. She didn’t like toys until I got down on the floor and played bow with her. She didn’t like raw carrots until she saw me eating one.

Apparently, if you stand in the kitchen and chomp on a raw carrot, people can’t help themselves and say, “What’s up, Doc?”

If carrots fell of all the trees in our lot, I feel certain I’d be more motivated to pick them up. I suppose I could teach my dog to collect branches by crawling around on the lawn, picking up the sticks with my own mouth, but I won’t. Ya gotta draw a line somewhere.

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45 Responses to Just Jottin SoCS — Would that I Could

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I do think you could get Sadie to pick them up. If we told Maddie not to do it, or, apparently, if I put a little fence around each stick, she’d crawl under and steal the stick. The motivation to do what one shouldn’t do is strong in that one.

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  2. Benson says:

    Yes lines must be drawn. What does chucking wood even mean? Is it chewing? If it is chewing isn’t that beaver territory?

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  3. Josh Wrenn says:

    Our lawn is also covered in sticks and decayed leaves and acorns galore. The squirrels love it though, so I am reluctant to pick it up.

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  4. Leaves and fallen branches from last spring’s tree.

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  5. marianallen says:

    The ground cover is Charlie’s territory. We live back in the woods, so yeah, pretty much tree detritus and critter excrement. I focus my attention on the branches that fall onto the driveway (1000 feet of it), waiting to leap onto the car’s undercarriage like stick-figure Indiana Joneses and made terrifying noises as I drive to and fro after dark on the spooooooky rural back roads, with the headlights reflecting off the zombie eyes…. ~shudders~ Do you KNOW how hard it is to drive while crossing yourself and singing, “WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JEEEEEEEZUHHHHHHS” at the top of your lungs?

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  6. My lawn has no snow, not even a covering, and it’s the end of January….she said quietly and walked away so no one would notice….

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  7. Squirrels running around are what we have right now.

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  8. I’m just going to like, like, and like some more on this, if you don’t mind. Thank you.

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  9. We live on a very windy hill, and we have sticks ALL over our yard, too. I think I’d rather have carrots. 🙂

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  10. LindaGHill says:

    Haha! Indeed you do, my dear. I’ll send Winston over. He eats all the sticks in my back yard. He’s a regular pulp machine! And by regular, I do mean regular.

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  11. darsword says:

    Ours is still full of snow, even after a couple days of nice warm sunshine. Yes, the pup and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Until the icy way tried to make me slip and break something like poor hubby did. Then we went back inside. Spring, where are you?

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  12. We have got loads of leaves and twigs on our lawn too, but I can’t be bothered to chuck wood!

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  13. reocochran says:

    I used to have many many sticks and branches in our yard! Dogs will only fetch sticks thrown to them and then they will try to repeat with the same stick. Very non-productive!
    Carrots might draw rabbits but wouldn’t guarantee the yard would get cleared. Your comment about a carrot in the mouth bringing the old Bugs Bunny words would happen in my own house when my kids were growing up! So silly, huh?!

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    • joey says:

      So silly! But fun 🙂
      Sadie won’t chase sticks. I have tried many times. She just looks at me crazy, like, ‘Why my human throw that stick?’ LOL
      I do love the bunnies…

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  14. larva225 says:

    I have a horrific week problem at present. We had our winter already – 2 nights of temps in the upper 20’s – and now it seems spring is here. The weeds are trying to get a jump-start. Bastards.

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  15. Anxious Mom says:

    Our lawn now has a bunch of leaves everywhere thanks to a neighbor blowing his over.

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  16. When I was a kid I memorized that “How much wood could a…” and switched all the “wood” to “chuck” and all the “chuck” to “wood”. Ahh…. to have that much time on my hands again. LOL

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