(A very few) Sights from around Crooked Acres.
I didn’t get many pictures of non-cats this week, but I plan to go out and get a zillion this weekend. In this section are the non-scary ones; in the next section are spider pics. I’ll warn you before you get to those, and even provide you with a handy dandy link to click on that will take you to the kitten pics without having to scroll past the spiders!
Okay, spiders in the next section – if you want to skip ’em, click on this link (I’m not sure it’ll work for everyone, but it’s worth a try!)
Putting a bit of a space in here so no one who doesn’t want to see the spiders inadvertently catches sight of them.
And a little more space.
Just a liiiiiiittle bit more.
So, out in the back yard we have two plastic storage containers that we use for kitchen compost. This is because our kitchen compost very often includes coffee filters and pieces of paper towel, and if I toss that stuff on the big compost heap, the paper items get strewn around the yard and it looks terrible. (Once the kitchen compost has composted enough, we add it to the big compost heap.)
I have a small bucket under the sink that we toss kitchen compost into, and when it’s full I carry it out to the storage container that we’re using and dump the compost in. I usually have to do it once a week (no, the little compost bucket doesn’t stink at all), and sometimes it can go even longer.
It had probably been close to two weeks since the last time I’d taken the bucket out, and suddenly the bucket wasn’t going to wait to be emptied – it was threatening to spill over. So I took it out, pulled the top off the storage container, and found out what had been going on in that container since last time I was out there.
There was a whole FAMILY of spiders. And not just spiders. Black Widows.
I killed all of the ones I could find because (1) the storage containers are in the back yard, and Elwood likes to lay on top of them and watch the goings-on outside the fence. I’d hate him to be bitten, and (2) They’re Black Widows and should be wiped from the face of the earth.
A big spider set up shop in Fred’s workshop recently, and stayed there for several weeks. I kept forgetting to take the camera out to get pictures of her, and finally remembered. She was really pretty.
Good thing I got the pictures when I did, because soon after the weather turned colder, and she packed up her web and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.
2011: I’m thinking I should tell people we have thirty cats, and when they express shock or start dialing the Hoarders people, I’ll laugh and say “Just kidding! Thirty cats would be LUDICROUS! We only have twenty!”
2010: He sure was good about being stuffed into a chicken costume!
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo
2006: Gross tapeworm talk.
2005: Craaaazy eyes!