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mystery solved

April 1st, 2011 at 09:57 pm

For reals, even...this is not an April Fools thing.

A bit of setup for this. We live on a "T" corner, meaning that one of the streets deadheads. We are fenced on the north for a bit of privacy, with a wide driveway leading out to the road. About 20 yards south of us is another "T" corner, where the street that was deadheaded leads out. In other words, following one of our streets is a bit of an intelligence test ... that I don't mind using.

Anyway, about a week ago DH and I woke up one fine Monday morning and we noticed spots of white powder on our drive way. The spots formed a line and edged our driveway, hit our cherry tree and our laurel bush.

We were both a bit taken aback - I touched the white powder with my foot ... definitely powder. We were going to call our landlord, thinking that it was some sort of herbicide/insecticide/something but we went to work and forgot about it. And then a couple of days later the white powder disappeared.

The neighborhood blog had an answer - our driveway was part of a marked hash house harrier running trail that the "hares" put down for the "hounds", and the powder was flour. Whew.

5 Responses to “mystery solved”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Wow, that's really interesting. I learned something totally new to me.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I also learned something new. Glad it was flour and not a poison of some sort.

  3. Petunia in an OP Says:

    Who knew? They sound like they could be a fun group. . .or they could drive you crazy. Smile

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    Well that's different!

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    That running club is international and lots of brits/americans/expats in foreign countries, etc. run a run each weekend. I had not heard of a club in the US before!

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