The Horse saves children from man-eating squash plant attack at local preschool!

@TheHorse (62247)
Pleasant Hill, California
August 5, 2016 5:01pm CST
You've probably heard how YouTube (or it is Facebook?) is trying to curb the use of click-bait headlines on its website, but that doesn't stop us (or our sponsors) here at MyLot. As you can see, the squash plant at the preschool was in attack mode today. Fortunately, I had my small pocket knife with me, and quickly fended off its advances, saving several children in the process. Heh. It looks like we have several healthy squashes growing! I can't wait to harvest them. We also have two 10" ears of corn. I'll attach a picture of those in a later post. Note: Parts of this post are true.
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@TRBRocks420 (73867)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Aug 16
Glad to hear the Squash didn't squash anyone lol.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
I think the kids are all safe. The were really excited about the corn.
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 16
Nice looking bunch of squash you have growing.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
Thanks. I'm not sure if the other teachers cut off some "branches" to unblock the path, or whether they actually harvested some squash.
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 16
@TheHorse .....The plant can get pretty leafy.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
@celticeagle It sure can! The ones at Ground Squirrel Gardens aren't doing nearly this well. But at least they're still alive.
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
6 Aug 16
It's funny, but I read your title completely differently from what you intended. I read it that you stopped the children from attacking the plant!
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@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
6 Aug 16
I read it likewise - strange!
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
I thought of that.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
@pgntwo OK, I'll tweak the title.
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@vandana7 (62516)
• India
5 Aug 16
Murderer! Using pocket knives on unarmed squash plants. Shame on you Pony!!!
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
But I did it to save poor helpless children. You don't hate children...do you? (That's from South Park, I think.)
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@vandana7 (62516)
• India
6 Aug 16
@TheHorse ...no...I don't but you didn't have to hurt the plant for that...you could have asked children to walk elsewhere...or relocated the plant..bad boy Pony. You deserve punishment. lol
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
@vandana7 I've been so naughty these last two years.
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@LadyDuck (147688)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 16
Look at those beautiful flowers, you made me craving for squash flowers fritters.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
Can you grow them where you live?
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@LadyDuck (147688)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 16
@TheHorse Yes, zucchini and pumpkins grow very well here.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
@LadyDuck I'm already planning for next year. I'll let everyone know how the squash tastes when we harvest them.
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• United States
6 Aug 16
i didn't plant any squash here this year since i'm 'bout the only one who'll eat 'em...'nless they're fixed 's squash fries anyhow - then ya can't fix 'nough 'n they ne'er make't to the table. congrats'n yer success this year, hon.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
With the veggies at the preschool, we usually slice 'em up and eat them raw. I wonder if that will work with squash. At home, I'd cook them with olive oil and onions
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• United States
6 Aug 16
@TheHorse yepperz, jest pick those squash whilst they're young, crisp 'n sweet :D the family loves 'em sliced's fries, double battered'n fried.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx I'll let you know what we do. I may or may not go on vacation again next week.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
9 Aug 16
Don't forget to mention this story next time you're arrested for forcing children to work...or eat healthy! Such a heroic act should keep you out of jail for quite a while!
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Aug 16
Thanks for the reminder! I'd forgotten about my child labor issues. My 7 1/2-year-old laborer comes home from Europe next week! I'll be sure to bring this up. Seeing squash eating children is not a pretty sight.
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@Genipher (5166)
• United States
9 Aug 16
@TheHorse Ha! Do you mean the children are eating squash...or vice versa? Either way, I guess it's not a pretty sight!
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Aug 16
@Genipher Punctuation matters. If the children were eating squash, I would have typed "squash-eating."
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@Butchcass4 (6015)
• United States
6 Aug 16
Thats a beautiful squash plant you've got going there. Wow your gonna get a lot of squash off of it too. Congrats!
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
Thank you! Maybe we'll harvest a couple next week.
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• United States
8 Aug 16
@TheHorse It sure looks that way. How do you cook them? I usually just fry them in butter with onions.
@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Aug 16
Your squash looks great! Nice and big and looks very healthy.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
It should be yummy!
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
7 Aug 16
@TheHorse I bet it will be. I love yellow squash when cooked properly.
@tammys85 (9632)
• United States
6 Aug 16
I'm glad you saved those children lol! I'm also glad you have several healthy squash and corn. :)
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
I've always been kind to plants. I can't believe they're turning on me.
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@tammys85 (9632)
• United States
13 Aug 16
@TheHorse Uh-oh! I hope you have kept the rest from turning on you!
@epiffanie (9847)
• Australia
6 Aug 16
Wow! very healthy looking pumpkin ( as we call it here) plant! ;) ...
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
Berkeley seems to be a great place to grow plants. It's not as hot as it is out here in the suburbs.
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• Eugene, Oregon
6 Aug 16
Great looking squash. I know that part was true. Glad that you were armed!
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
Actually, I forgot my knife today. But it looks like some of the other teachers were ready for the attack. I just wanted to take credit.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Aug 16
I cant garden to save my life, you manage to plant things in random places and get that. I am jellie
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
There must be some kind of irrigation there. I haven't gotten confirmation, but plants love the play area.
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@Platespinner (16532)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Aug 16
My squash have not been productive at all this year. I"m jealous!
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
I wonder (other than the obvious stuff, like sun and rain) leads to more and less productive years.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
6 Aug 16
I wouldn't mind growing something but I have no outside space
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
My secret excuse for working with kids is that it usually gives me space to garden.
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Aug 16
Not a squash fan.
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@TheHorse (62247)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Aug 16
I actually like it, but I don't eat it that often.