We have a scarecrow sprinkler.
It has a motion detector and is set to go off if anything comes near the vegetable garden.
Only it never goes off when its supposed to.
Today I went outside and saw two squirrels run out of our grape vine.
Then I noticed that one of my butternut squash plants had been chewed in half. Curse you, squirrels!
So I decided the sprinkler needed to be moved farther into the open. It is kind of hidden in the corner. Maybe that explains its laziness.
So I turned off the water, gave it a little time (in order to let any leftover water in the hose retreat back toward the spigot), and walked over to the sprinkler.
A 5'6'' person walking toward it had no effect.
Not even the telltale click that it was on. Hmmmm. Maybe the batteries were dead? Maybe Christian turned it off?
I reached down to pull it out of the ground, and...
I got a lovely dose of warm leftover hose water right to the crotch.
Thanks a lot, sprinkler. Thank you for spraying me and letting the squirrels eat my garden. You were totally worth the $25.
3 years ago