So, I did the opposite of deep and meaningful (Hello, Procrastination City!). I did what Rynna suggested the other day and moved the pot of buzzing basil over to the hole where the dogs poke their noses through and bark to see what would happen. It's always wise to tempt barking, frothing at the mouth dogs. Apparently a pot of basil full of bees is a dog magnet!
They got very excited and couldn't get their noses in the hole fast enough! The bees didn't even bother them! I think the bees got even happier!
I quickly moved the basil away from the fence because I didn't want dog drool on the basil I eat. Or would eat if I could get to it without a bee stinging me.
Now we know, basil full of bees makes dogs bark even more.
Something tells me it wouldn't silence the kids, either.
*There's a common denominator with the barking dogs and kids who repeat the same sentence all day. Both have parents who don't pay attention to them. Different neighbors but the same problem.
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