Monday, November 8, 2010
Lordess of the Flies
John Boy: Pa, pass the peas.
Pa: Here you go John Boy.
I guess now that the cold weather has hit the flies are all looking for a nice warm place to spend the winter. Apparently they have decided to move from the barn into the house. No kidding, I easily have killed 20 flies today. Luckily I have a hand fly swatter and am pretty adept at hitting the little buggers. Oh, wait a minute, there goes another one. SWAT! Got him! I can't stand the thought of fly paper even in the barn where it is used. I think it is extremely disgusting seeing a long strip of sticky paper with dead and struggling flies all over it. I actually think swatting them is faster and more kind.
I think that I honed these skills playing whack a mole. You know that game at the arcade where you hold a big hammer and when a mole sticks its head up you whack it. Very close to fly killing. SWAT!
I wonder how long this will go on? I have already been warned about the upcoming infestation of mice once the weather gets cold. Really looking forward to that. I am trying to make an agreement with the insects and animals--I won't live in their space and eat their food if they will not live in my space or eat my food. Seems fair enough to me.
Posted by Wander Woman at 3:33 PM