Often I think there's not much to write about when really
more is going on than it may seem.
I take these things for granted.
Sweet moments growing and changing
These three hens seem to be doing nothin all day long.
When really; they're cookin
a pile of eggs over easy
for twenty one long, hot days and nights
without ever complaining.
The miracle of life...
and often... I walk by without taking the moment
to observe the miracle taking place.
Today I stopped...
"Good job lil Mommas..."
The next time I feel like shirkin a task because of
this heat may I remember your
dedication and follow thru!
I found Ophelia under my desk in the greenhouse awhile ago.
She doesn't know how dangerous it is in there!
In fact tonight; I think is the night we're gonna try to
take back the potting shed and greenhouse!
I don't know what it's like at your house this summer but here;
we are getting overtaken by red wasps.
I got stung twice last week. One...
I didn't see what got me and I really think it was a scorpion coz
it hurt so bad I couldn't hardly stand it. The next day I got
stung by a red wasp and it hurt but not half as bad as the other.
Anyways... here's our problem....
See this old double washtub in the greenhouse?
It has potting soil and flowerpots inside of it.
The board is warped though and as you can see mice have chewed it
so it's not sealed at all.
Now it's a big wasp nest. If you barely pick the lid up...
you can see the nest built on the underside of the board.
Then... if you go through the door ....
into the potting shed side... see the nest inside the wren house?
It's chockful of wasps too.
Usually we just use brake cleaner and it fries them-
but in this case... if you spray the entrance... the wasps come flying out
in a great army as it's all open under both sides of the roof!
I don't know what the deal is but " used to be;" (that's Arkansan)
if you stayed a short distance and minded your own business;
the wasps wouldn't bother you.
Not the case anymore. They are so dadgum mean and go out of their
way to sting you. -- Myguy said he'd help me after dark to try and
do something about them all. They've also taken up residence in another
birdhouse that is mounted on a post at our dog yard.
I was going through there pushing the lawnmower last week and one charged and
stung me in the arm. If we can't figure something out I'm about to get the shotgun
and just blast that one right off the fence. Think I'd feel pretty good about
On a sweeter note, I just took fresh
pumpkin bread out of the oven to surprise Myguy.
(It's one of his most favorites)
Funny thing; ... he just drove up?...
How did he know???????
He came inside and grabbed two cokes and
slabs of bread.
(okay ... and a kiss) before runnin back out the door.
I had to run to Dollar General in the middle of baking coz we
were out of cloves.
Look at the cute mug I found while there.
A slab of that bread and a sweet creamy cup of coffee is sounding pretty good about now.
Oh and before I sign off... if any of you have any "safe" ideas how to get rid of all these
wasps... please write me...
I really don't want to shoot my birdhouse.
But I will if I have to!
Have a great day!