I am on vacation this week and part of next, and pre-wrote and scheduled posts while I’m gone.
I’ll be posting on Instagram while I’m gone (which automatically posts to the Love & Hisses Facebook page as well as Tumblr). If you’re not on Instagram, Facebook or Tumblr, no worries – I’ll do a massive roundup post once I’m home from vacation, so you won’t miss anything.
Today’s post is full of creepy-crawlies – snakes, spiders, bugs, rats – so if any of that bothers you, skip it and come back tomorrow.
Crooked Acres Wednesday: snakes, spiders, bugs and rats.
There. That should be enough space. Here we go!
Not ten minutes after that happened, I walked out the front door to find a snake laying across the steps to the front porch. I didn’t realize until I was in the act of stepping down onto the top step that the snake was there, so I pretty much levitated across the yard when I saw it. Then, of course, I came inside and called Fred down to deal with it.
I am told that this is a “pretty” snake. I’m not scared of snakes, but I also don’t go out of my way to handle them, because I know very little about them, and thus assume that they’re all ready to strike and kill me.
Their wings are pretty when you get up close – too bad they’re such pests. (Asian Lady Beetles are not the same as Ladybugs.)
Rat in the chicken coop. ::SIGH:: We’ve got rat traps in the coop (where the chickens can’t wander onto them), chickens will snatch up and eat baby rats, and Archie occasionally wanders out to the coop, so I suppose the rat issue could be worse out there. (Rats are also awfully cute.)
2014: No entry.
2013: They’re fond of the sunshine, is what I’m saying.
2012: Stompers and Jake size each other up.
2011: Ciara pretty much always looks appalled by whatever we’re doing.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: “I just don’t see what all the fuss is about, lady.”
2006: No entry.
2005: So, it is done.