Hope your week was lovely. Ours has included mild weather like autumn – in July.
I must say – this weather has made my week.
The Friday Favored: 20th Edition
1.) We may as well get the bad news out of the way first:
Truth is, they never actually left. They were just unseen for a spell.
These guys have been on the move here in my little cottage and the dime size ones…
…are actually the medium size. We grow them in pennies-nickel-quarters, too.
Lord have mercy.
Some day I’ll be able to talk more about Brown Recluse Spiders, but today is not that day. I don’t edit them in pictures, either. Placing my Pentax MX-1 about 1cm away from one still writhing on a sticky trap sends a little prickle up my spine…
…but otherwise, I just roll with it because farmers have been contending with noisome pests longer than I’ve been a farmer’s wife. I married into a pest-resistant heritage.
We don’t give up – we fight back and we feed people.
Suffice to say, I’m a really big fan of sticky traps.
Thanks for taking the bad news with the good, y’all. Don’t worry, we will win.
2.) I’m feelin’ this victory pose:
The elephant on top, not the trainer dude.
And yes, the spiders can seem like a large elephant on the floor of your living room – pinned to a sticky trap, like a proverbial elephant rump sitting on their chest.
Happy thought! 🙂
3.) In other news:
Meet Matt & Cate – my Farmer’s great-grand-daddy’s pair of mules.
That means their sire (father) was a donkey! I.Love.Donkeys.
They are in the pasture directly behind our main farm house – in the 1950s. The structure you see in the background is a laying house for hens. My Farmer’s grand-daddy raised eggs in addition to cattle.
My mother-in-law gathered a lot of eggs growing up and tells the story of how one day she was toodling down the row of nesting boxes gathering eggs – the next box she came to, she reached in for eggs and got a black snake instead! 🙂 No worries, she skidooed back to the house sans snake – and didn’t break a single egg in her basket. Go Farm Kids!
4.) my Farmer’s Family Quilt Square Patterns:
We are looking for a quilt square pattern to mount on the side of a building here at the farm. These are a few choices from my Farmer’s side of the family. I’m going to take a few pictures of quilts from my side, too, and maybe we’ll find a common one or ones we can blend together.
Are you familiar with the Barn Quilt idea? Do you have a favorite family quilt or quilt pattern?
How are ya? 🙂 Talk to me!