Wednesday, June 29, 2011
What's Good About a Drought?/ Updates
Mosquitoes adore my taste, and flock to me. Some bug sprays are simply a condiment to improve my taste! They ignore my hubby, Art, and circle me singing their keening song.
They used to lurk in the shade under the oaks, in clumps of grass, and laid eggs in any available water to propagate. Easy to keep water dumped out of potential nurseries this year.
The bites itched, the possibility of encephalitis or West Nile disease was unnerving. I do my chores faster without crazy-woman mosquito swatting breaks. A definite plus in this blistering heat.
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Rabbit herd down to 37-- meat in freezer
Pears ripened two months early, only the size of ping pong balls or a few like tennis balls.
Grasshoppers eating everything in sight -- even the jalapenos!
I'm writing a column for a local paper. Have done three so far.
Saw "Green Lantern" and enjoyed it. Waiting for sequel; you know it's coming!
Enjoying Janet Evanovich's "Smokin' Seventeen" on audio book. I always enjoy a giggle at the antics of Stephanie, Lula, and my favorite: Grandma Mazur! My sister finished the print version in one day.
Feeling cheerful. More than enough to do to keep busy. Life's good.