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Toadstool Philosopher

Category: Gardening | Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:03 am

I was using the roto tiller to break up the garden when a small toad jumped out in front of me. He took three or four leaps and then stopped about three feet away from the oncoming tines. As the tines drew closer, instead of jumping out of the way, the toad started moving his back legs and I watched with interest as he slowly buried himself. In a matter of seconds the only thing that I could see was his eyes and nose. If I stayed on course I was going to run right over him. So, I stopped the tines, reached into the dirt and moved him to a safe location.

I couldn't help but analyze the situation. In some ways we are like that toad. Oftentimes, danger will be headed right toward us, but instead of moving out of the way we simply ignore it and hope it goes around us. Like that toad in the dirt, unless someone else gives us a hand, we get plowed right over.

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Netty wrote on Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:44 pm:

So true!
When I rototilled the garden patch at work last fall, I had to move 21 toads that did the very same thing!

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