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A whimp when it comes to bugs!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

My friend thought he'd mow here for me, so I was out in the yard, shoveling down and tamping down the mole hills before he got here.

A large locust landed on my chest, and I screamed like a girl and jumped, landing with one foot on the shovel, and almost did myself some sort of mischief.

I didn't. No twisted foot or anything but locust ONE, woman zero.

Mole 1287, Me zero.

This country living is not for the weak.

I got some buckets, thinking I might pick up the pears in the yard prior mowing, but leaning down, I found most of them engaged with bees and large black ants, and some flying insects that looked pretty mean tempered to me.
I put the buckets away and noticed the air had cooled down. Gray sad clouds rolling in.

Okay maybe there will be no mowing today.
Mole 1288, Me zero by tomorrow morning.

I only smooth out the molehills before mowing times.
I figure 30 minutes a week is plenty of attention for that mole.
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  • TATTER3
    I've noticed the oddest looking spiders in the yard lately....they look like leaves but have HUGE webs. Moles are nuts this summer!!! Be safe!!
    1159 days ago
  • CYBERCITYSHELL
    I hate spiders, yuk. We live in a bush area and there are plenty of creepy spiders outside. But luckily we don't get many inside. Lots of places where we live have ants inside, but we are lucky we don't.
    1166 days ago
  • EABL81
    LOL. Well, you can't win 'em all. Some days you can't win any!
    1167 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    Moles...I never saw any bumps in our yard, but we used to get one in the house every single winter.
    I know what you mean about the bug on you, I would have freaked out. I don't mind bugs so much but its a totally different story when they are on me!
    1171 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    Moles...I never saw any bumps in our yard, but we used to get one in the house every single winter.
    I know what you mean about the bug on you, I would have freaked out. I don't mind bugs so much but its a totally different story when they are on me!
    1171 days ago
  • ALDEBARANIAN
    Screamed like a girl eh? Afraid of a few bugs. Humph. emoticon
    1171 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    I'm not a fan of bugs, either. For that matter, spiders and snakes aren't my favorites. Apparently, your momma cat didn't teach her babies to be good mousers!
    1171 days ago
  • DHOLLOWAY60
    I HATE BUGS TOO.
    YUCK!! emoticon emoticon
    1171 days ago
  • GARDENQE2
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    When I lived in Michigan, my 16-lb cat brought dead moles to me every day...people who came into the nursery where I worked would ask me what to do about moles...I told them I could sell them poisons and traps, but the best thing was a BIG CAT!
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    1171 days ago
  • KARENKANDO
    Bugs creep me out too. Especially spiders and grasshoppers and walking sticks and. well, all of them. emoticon
    1171 days ago
  • PARASELENIC
    Who knows, for that mole, you may be providing him with his workout! Your workout- Tamping down mole hills and mowing. His work out: rebuilding tamped down mole hills on a freshly mown lawn. As annoying as it is, it sounds like a good symbiotic relationship!
    1171 days ago
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