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Sep 23, 2014 2:48 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Finally the power line box dried out enough to get back online. Boy we went from hot and humid to dig out a sweater and sweat pants over night. Feels good though. Just wish it would stay these temps all year round. Low 80's and 55 to 60F at night. Did get a bit chilly yesterday with all the rain. Think March was the last time it was ever 62F during the day. Body didn't know how to act that was for sure.

Dahhhhhh.... Had to go back and read your post twice CritterG. I was looking for what she said. Didn't register what she had said at first. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I wish that had been the case. I have had the doors and windows closed for several days so hopefully it has moved on. Wasn't gonna take a chance on it coming back in. Next time , if such a thing happens maybe my batteries won't be dead. Smiling

I sat out on porch Sunday for a few and this time instead of praying mantis or dragon fly, had a stupid grasshopper that just came and sat at bottom of my feet for a long time just starring at me. I tell ya, I feel like that guy who played in the movie that talked to the animals, only I seem to be talking to bugs as well as critters.

Saturday evening was watching where I was walking to back door where snake was and was so busy concentrating on ground didn't see at first that I had scared several deer, momma and babies right by my back door. They munched the Daylilies and ate the seeds off of the Beauty berry bushes and some of the wild muscadine fruits. I said Ahhhhhhhhhhhh and then a bit later was saying UGGGGGGGGGG cuz that means ticks big time that drop off of their fur. Hate ticks as much as hate snakes. (shiver.... shiver)

Wild.. I looked around, but I know it was the same mantis cuz it flew in the front door. I have so many critters and bugs here it unreal sometimes. Probably not a square foot around here that if you looked you would find some sort of critter or bug.

I had an empty soil bag sitting on porch next to me. Was to lazy to throw it out and thought well I'll just leave it there and fill it with broke pots or such for trash man when I did clean up. Well, I had this wasp that would always fly next to me into that bag. I thought maybe it was getting a drink of water from it. It would fly right next to my coffee and my arm, but never bothered me. It would go into the bag and fly out a bit later. I finally decided to use the bag and opened it up to stuff broken pots in and here inside was a nest it had built. I said sorry and used the bag and out to the trash went that wasps nest.

It got even with me. I had seen it flying in and out of the house when the door was open, but didn't think to much about it, usually they fly in and either find their way back out or hang on window sills. While I was hunting for mantis case I looked up and here in my living room wall corner, what do I now have, a wasp nest. I swear the darn thing did it on purpose to get even with me for destroying the one it had on the porch.

The only thing I can think of, is that I hang my clothes and such outside off the fence rail to dry. So my clothes always smelling of the plants and trees and weeds and such from outdoors. Maybe it the natural smells that get absorbed while my clothes are drying that attracts them. I just don't know. All I know is the more wild I let this place go the more critters I have to deal with. Some pleasant surprises, some not so nice. Blinking Blinking

Erica.... Welcome!!!!!!!!!! Glad you joining this years swap. If you need any help just holler out. Lots of helping hands here. Folks here will be glad to lend you a hand or answer any questions you may have. Just always remember that anytime you add or edit or make any change to your database that you click, Save My Changes at the bottom of the page.

Piggies.... If you see Shirley777 database look not quite right til swap starts. Don't panic, she new and new to swaps and will probably do a bit of practicing around on her database to get the hang of things. If she needs help, I know you will lend her a hand.

For those folks who may have missed the post. This year's database listing for the swap is here:

for anybody that wants to go ahead and start getting things set up instead of racing at last minute.

Has anybody ever grown Heather before? All I know is it is supposed to be a herb. I was reading a book and they mentioned the plant Heather. I realized I have never seen the plant and was thinking I need to see about adding it to my wish list if it something that I might be able to grow. Is it like Lavender? Confused

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