PeeMan Does Homework

It has been a long time since I have had to do any homework and a fairly long time since I had to help anyone with homework. And that is fine with me – guiding three daughters through algebra and geometry was no treat. I am glad those tear soaked math papers and frustrating nights are long gone. But, recently the PeeMan has been getting requests to help broaden the minds of youth across the nation. boy doing his homeworkThat’s right – much to my wife’s disbelief – the PeeMan has been asked for homework help. Not just once either:

“Hello,

We are doing a school project on how to keep deer away from gardens. We were wondering if urine becomes less potent in cold weather?”
“Hi:  We are a fifth grade Robotics team who is doing a project on safely deterring raccoons from people’s yards.  We are doing the project for a competition we are entering that has a community service piece.  We are designing a motion detected spray device that would spray a scent as a deterrent to raccoons.  We have several questions about predator pee:

1) What type of predator pee would deter raccoons?
2) Would that type deter other animals too?
3) Would it have any bad effects on the environment besides smell?
4) How strong is the predator pee smell?
5) How do you get the predator pee?
6) How much does the predator pee cost?
7) Do you think it would work to spray predator pee?
8) Do you know how far pee would spray and be effective?”

These are just a couple of the requests that I have received from inquiring young minds. I am flattered of course and more than willing to educate them concerning all things pee. Just like I am willing to educate my readers. Today’s educational fact: Our predatorpee is 100% real, pure pee. Not manufactured, not synthetic, not watered down – it is the real deal.
Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan

Urine for Human Pests? Nope – Skunk’Um!

My wife thinks that I make stuff up. She thinks that some of my ideas are only great in my mind. Well, granted, a few of my ideas haven’t panned out exactly as I may have hoped(that’s for another post) but a question I received from a clever customer this week confirms that the invention of Skunk’Um is a great solution for a real problem. The fact that we have sold hundreds of bottles since it launched doesn’t hurt either. Without further ado . . . it is Ask The PeeMan Wednesday!

Q. I am curious which is the absolute worst smelling urine of all the ones you sell? I am looking for something to spray/place outside my bedroom window to deter people from loitering so I am able to get some sleep at night so I guess my predator would be human.
> Thank you, Amy

 

A. Amy,

Sorry for the delay – its our crazy season. See Skunk’um – for annoying people at this link: http://www.predatorpeestore.com/skunk-um.html

KJ The PeeMan

As you can see from my response, I have been a little delinquent in responding to my peemail lately. Shipping pee during the busy season and keeping up with the summer farm chores has kept me away my keyboard. Never fear, if you ask the PeeMan a question he will answer – just not as quickly in May, June and July!

Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan

 

Update from Winterberry Farm

Well, as you know if you have read this blog for any time, The PeeMan lives on a farm in Maine. Don’t picture mechanized agriculture or advanced animal husbandry – think more along the lines of a “hobby” farm(at least I think that’s the current lingo.) Nonetheless there are chickens and occasional pigs, a requisite old tractor, garden rows, apple trees and a pond. As for the name, well my wife won’t let me call it the PeeFarm and she loves the bright red berries that decorate the barren late autumn landscape every year so Winterberry Farm it is.roadpath2.jpg

Raspberries – now I am a bit allergic to fresh berries so I don’t quite enjoy them as much as others. My wife and daughter love them and traveled 2 hours north(yes – farther north)and dug up a friend’s excess bushes and transplanted them here. There is a patch of soil that is rather poor and all attempts at gardening this plot have met with pitiful results. So, the perfect spot for the hardy raspberry! Winterberry Raspberry Patch is born.

Chickens – I just don’t understand keeping and feeding critters all winter long and not getting a single lousy egg from them. But, my daughter wants chickens and now at least for a few months we have eggs. Eggs coming out our ears. Interestingly, our chickens tend be late morning layers. They like to take their time and enjoy the morning I guess – prima donas!

Flowers – My wife and daughter have decided to experiment with growing cut flowers. Experiment is the key word. No pressure, no expectations – that’s how my wife likes to operate. So, various beds are being prepared for planting the seedlings that have been growing at my daughter’s house. The cardinal rule in Maine is no planting before Memorial  Day and since we had a couple of nights right around freezing even this week, far be it from us to mess with the wisdom of the ages.

Spring Cleaning – perhaps this conjures up pictures of a feather duster and a few boxes filled with odds and ends destined for the thrift store. Well, you can forget that. Spring cleaning at Winterberry Farm is signaled by the arrival of a full size dumpster. And since my middle daughter is getting married what better opportunity for her to sort through all the childhood memorabilia, treasures and keepsakes that have been sitting in my storage spaces for years! Today in fact began the great purge.

Trout – Today also marked the arrival of some very special guests to Winterberry Farm. I was finally able to secure some Rainbow Trout for my pond. I took my grandson with me to pick up the 7″ beauties and most of the family watched the great release of all 50 of them into their new habitat.

Dogs – What farm is complete without dogs? Our two golden retrievers Zeke and Riley fit the bill – at least theoretically. The “stress” of laying around the house and occasional tennis ball chasing has led Riley to age prematurely. The dog is only 7 and his prescriptions cost more than mine! But, the arthritis seems to be affecting him less and he seems to be getting around better these days. Getting around is no problem whatsoever for Zeke! In fact, in the space of 24 hours this week, he managed to get into it with both a porcupine and a skunk. As you can imagine, neither he nor his people came out on the good end of that deal!

That’s all the Winterberry Farm news for now!

Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan

 

 

The PeeMan’s Daughter is getting married!

I wasn’t planning to write this blog, but something big has happened here. Our middle daughter Laura got engaged! Upon hearing the news, a whole bunch of us piled in the truck and headed south to meet up with Laura and fiance Alex to celebrate. Some might think it odd that the PeeMan would announce his daughter’s engagement to the world in his PredatorPee blog….but to Laura, it would be a surprise if he didn’t.

IMG_0367 (1)You see, we have three wonderfully unique daughters. Erica, the oldest, married with four kids and along with husband Nathan is actively involved in the Pee business, Emma our youngest, just venturing into the world of adult-hood and Laura, now planning her wedding. Three daughters is a lot for a father to handle especially since the PeeMan is pretty old-school. I have embraced the idea taught in the Bible that a father is responsible for his daughter until she is married…you can only imagine how that goes over in today’s world. Proactive fatherhood is messy, awkward, uncomfortable, risky, painful, intrusive and exhausting…. yet in the end, it is absolutely perfect.  I, of course, messed it up along the way, I am sure. There wasn’t a detailed playbook, but I kept at it. How many times haven’t I said to the girls:

“The last place I want to be is here having this conversation with you, but its my job, God gave it to me and I love you, so we’re stuck right here together until we get though this.”

Now through it all, I look back and can say it was all worth it. As teenagers and adults, I am so thankful that they have let me be a part of their lives while I know of so many fathers who have been locked out.

Two weeks ago, Alex met with my wife and I to ask permission to marry Laura….(old school, we liked that!) and we gave our blessing. Now I look forward to handing my responsibilities over to Alex…. just like it should be. Congratulations, Laura & Alex!

Until I find more words(or another daughter gets engaged) . . .The PeeMan

PredatorPee® – Keeping it simple.

 

Back in 1999 when we first put PredatorPee.com on line, things were different. You could put up graphics and information, but you couldn’t actually buy anything. You looked it up online, then you called in your order. The connections were all dial-up and slower than mud. It was pretty Mickey Mouse, but you could sense that something big was brewing. I can remember telling someone “If women can ever shop on this thing, it’s going to be huge!”
Pretty prophetic for the PeeMan, wouldn’t you say? But, we’ve always been a bit ahead of our time.

A news story written about us at the time, had the headline: “This E-Business is in the Pee Business” – catchy, wasn’t it?  So, here we are 17 years later and this Pee Business is still in the E-Business in a big way.

We now have a whole bunch of websites (a few are listed below) for a variety of “unique and useful products from Maine”. We try to keep them simple and functional – not a lot of flash. Here are some of our basics:

  • Good, informative content – sometimes clever, sometimes marked by a little juvenile humor
  • Fast, Free Shipping – if you order today, it goes out tomorrow. Weekend orders go our Monday. Everything shipped free via Priority Mail to USA and Canada
  • Quick answers to your questions – don’t you hate it when you email a website and never hear back? That won’t happen here. Email ask-the-PeeMan – during the week, he is pretty quick – a little slower on the weekend.
  • Pay your way. paypal-cc-amazonCredit card, PayPal or go right to Amazon and order – your way is the way we like it!
  • Best Guarantee in the Business: We guarantee PredatorPee® will work or guarantee4141we’ll send you another “flavor” to try. If the critters still don’t cooperate, we’ll send you your money back! We’ll make it work or we’ll make it right.

To sum things up, when it comes to our e-business,

we want to treat you like we like to be treated. Pretty simple.

www.PredatorPee.com

www.MaineCrusherHats.com

www.BootGrease.com

www.HawkStopper.com

www.HotDoe.com

www.MaineOutdoorSolutions.com

 

Does PredatorPee® Smell?

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This is one of the most frequent questions the PeeMan gets. Now, I always have operated under the opinion that there is no such thing as a dumb question, but some people might consider this to be one. It isn’t. It is just that I think people who ask this question may be living a quite cultured and sheltered life. The kind of life folks here in Maine are quite unaccustomed to.

The PeeMan’s wife is a true Mainer born and raised and she would never ask this question. She knows a full 1/4 of a mile away when the PeeMan has been working. She knows that PredatorPee® smells and she doesn’t appreciate subtle aromatic overtones in the same way as the PeeMan does.

I have tried to help her distinguish the slightly burnt aroma of Mt. LionPee from the meaty scent of WolfPee, but the conversation does not seem to last very long. So, to make a long, smelly story short, the answer is “Yes, PredatorPee® does smell,” but that is only part of the story. As you know, animals have a very keen sense of smell – much keener that even the PeeMan’s wife.

Just think about it, you’ve been at friend’s house visiting or hanging out. Your friend has a dog, it comes over, you pet it, it lays down at your feet. It’s a nice well-behaved dog. It doesn’t jump on you and you’re not playing or wrestling with it. It’s just laying there.

But when you get home, your dog is all over you, sniffing you and looking at you like you were some kind of two-timing scoundrel. Your dog smells the lingering scent of friend’s dog, but you are clueless and smell nothing.

Well, that’s how it is with PredatorPee®. The scent lingers a level that other animals can easily detect, but way out of our range of smell. You certainly will smell it when you open the bottle, but after applied the scent dissipates quickly beyond the range of the human nose. The PredatorPee® continues to create the illusion that a predator is present long after the subtle aromatic tones have drifted away.

Until I find more words. . .The PeeMa

Ask the PeeMan: Taxing Otters

This week’s question comes from a neighbor to the north(yes there is something north of Maine)in Canada. Inconsiderate river otters? WolfPee to the rescue!

Q. Hey ‘PeeMan‘.  (Gotta like it!)

River otters have taken up the habit of crapping on the rear deck of one of our water taxis.    I tried Critter Ridder which is less than useless.  Any suggestions ?

Thanks,
Brian

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A. Brian,
WolfPee is what you need. If you can, hang our ScentTags down near the waterline so they get a good whiff before they decide to climb on board. Animal behavior is always trickier around water, but give it a try…we have a great guarantee- if the WolfPee doesn’t do it, we’ll send you some BearPee at no charge and if that still doesn’t do it, we give you your money back! (As you can probably guess – we don’t have to do that very often!)
Thanks for writing – here’s the direct WolfPee Link:
http://www.predatorpeestore.com/wolf-urine.html

The PeeMan

Until I find more words . . . The PeeMan