Ruby McBeth: Beer suds and garden slugs

Well, those slugs that have invaded my garden are certainly persistent. The first beer I gave them was my Heinekin alcohol-free beer, such a waste. It did kill a few.

Then when they needed more, I went to the liquor store on the airport road and asked for their cheapest beer. I was sent to the back corner of their cooler to fetch some Wildcat Strong. Not sure how it acts on humans, but for slugs it’s a killer.

I bought some shelled salted peanuts as per suggestion. The grandchildren were told they could eat them if they saved the shells, and they did. The peanut shells now decorate the garden. Slugs, you have not seen the last of me. 

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Zone 12 news

Zone 12, the northern B.C. branch of the Seniors Games Association, met at the Seniors Hall in Fort St. John recently. The meeting was followed by a socially distanced BBQ at the Bickford farm.

At the meeting, they were told that a seacan had been installed behind the Seniors’ Hall. Zone 12 is renting the space for the seacan and will use it to store files and equipment. Thanks go out to Cliff Forster for donating time and truck to install it. Kudos to Annette Pearson for her fun golf tournament held at Lake Point. Annette will keep us posted on future events.

History help wanted

Floyd Erikstad has not been idle while waiting out the pandemic. In the absence of this year’s Games, he has decided to do a book about Zone 12’s history. He is especially needing news items and pictures from before 2001. After 2001, the Games website has pictures and write ups. If you think you might be able to help, give Floyd a ring at 250-793-9334.

Beware of scam

I was talking to my friend Mary Wheat the other day, who warned me of an e-mail scam. Mary was contacted by someone who said that they had been unable to deliver a parcel to her. They needed more information so that they could complete the delivery. They wanted her credit card number – surprise, surprise. I know we shouldn’t ever get caught by these scammers, but forwarned is forarmed. 

Undersea Beauty

Amazing undersea photography can be found be googling “Dakuwaqa’s Garden – underwater footage from Fiji and Tonga.” This is another delightful suggestion from Maxine Bennett.

Ruby McBeth is a community columnist and lives in Baldonnel.

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