If there is a cold, hard winter, the insects die and don’t’ come back in the summer as bad
That wives’ tale isn’t true.
We had the coldest, snowiest winter here yet and the ticks are in abundance this spring. I think the snow just gave them extra insulation from the cold.
That’s one of the reasons I would love to have a few chickens. They keep the bug population to a minimum.
I love summer, but the heat and humidity that Arkansas is known for has definitely set in and that means more moisture problems here at Our Little House.
Last week, I had to take Dakota to the vet as she had what turned out to be a scratch on her cornea, as well as a double ear infection. The vet told me dogs get these yeast infections in their ears when there is a lot of humidity.
Tonight ends an era for me on television. The final episode of “24” will play out in a 2-hour series finale that I’m sure will eventually find a new time on the big screen.
My mother and I began watching it in the fall of 2001 because we like Kiefer Sutherland, and yes, maybe in those months following 9–11, we needed to see an American hero putting some whoop on the bad guys.
As television became less and less appealing to me with all of the “reality” shows that aren’t real, Mom and I stuck with “24.”
When she lived down the road from us, we usually watched it separately in our own homes, calling each other during commercials, replaying every last tick-tocked moment and anticipating what would happen next.
We watched it together first in 2004 when Mom was in the hospital after her heart attack.
Before I start on today's post, I wanted to let you know that the eggs in the nest on the front covered porch hatched yesterday! I can see 4, maybe 5 teeny tiny naked birds no bigger than a nickel!
As with most everything, our Little House provides benefits for some things being handy, other things, not so handy.
Take the laundry, which is one of my least favorite things to do. About the only thing I enjoy about it is having it folded and put away until next time.
At our house in the city, we literally had enough clothes in our closets that allowed me to sometimes let the laundry go for up to 3 weeks at a time. Of course, Dale had uniforms where he worked and they did that dirty, oily laundry, so it was mainly my clothes and his weekend wear.
Here at our Little House, we don’t have much closet or dresser space and I can barely scoot past the dirty chore for more than a week. As well, there isn’t room to put many dirty clothes – unlike our house in the city – where the clothesbasket was in a spare bedroom where I could just shut the door.