A SORE SHOULDER AND THE MOUSE CATCHING MAN – Marilyn Armstrong

We live in the woods and many creatures live here too. They lived here first. We are squatters on their land. Among the many other creatures with whom we share space are millions of carpenter ants who periodically try to take over the house. And then, there are mice. Almost everyone who lives in the … Continue reading A SORE SHOULDER AND THE MOUSE CATCHING MAN – Marilyn Armstrong

SPIDER, SPIDER – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Spider I have always had a deep fear of spiders which wasn't improved when Garry got bitten by a brown recluse and spent a month on antibiotics -- and then I discovered we have wolf spiders all over our woods. Spiders love our front door. No matter how many times you sweep … Continue reading SPIDER, SPIDER – Marilyn Armstrong

THE EXTERMINATOR AND ME – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Thursday THE PUTRESCENT EXTERMINATOR I had a disturbing and rather depressing (brief) conversation with the exterminator a couple of days ago. He happily reported that we had killed (poisoned ... yes ... we poisoned them because we tried all the nice ways of getting them to move on and they came right back) as well … Continue reading THE EXTERMINATOR AND ME – Marilyn Armstrong

SHARING MY WORLD IN THE FIRST MONTH OF WHAT SURELY MEANS “SPRING”

Share Your World – April 2, 2018 What was or is your favorite cartoon? George, George, George of the Jungle .... FRIEND TO YOU AND ME ... (But watch out for that tree!) Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most? My wooden spoons. They get used … Continue reading SHARING MY WORLD IN THE FIRST MONTH OF WHAT SURELY MEANS “SPRING”

ONE ANT, TWO ANTS, THREE ANTS, TEN MILLION ANTS

ONE ANT, TWO ANTS, THREE ANTS, MORE ... Yesterday, I saw an ant. Just one ant. He climbed onto my computer screen. Yuck. I said  to Garry"I guess it really IS spring. There's an ant on my computer." Mental marker. Call D&T Pest Control. They fixed us last year. They will fix us this year. … Continue reading ONE ANT, TWO ANTS, THREE ANTS, TEN MILLION ANTS