My name is Nina and I kill ants…

I started out this ant season just smashing them with my thumb or washing them down the sink…we put a little Taro (or is it Tero) out in the kitchen covered with a corn cob serving dish so the cats couldn’t get to it.  Worked like a charm…at first they all gathered but then they took the poison back to their little homes and killed their families.

Then the freeway opened up in the bathroom.  They were rushing from a little, tiny, teeny hole in the tile, down on the bathtub and over to our sinks.  A couple at first and then they brought friends and then I noticed there was a stream of them going both ways.  So I put out Taro.

This is disgusting!


For almost 24 hours.

He went out to spray ant killer outside and I think it is helping – he actually grabbed the weed b gone the first time – that application did nothing.  He is also very happy when I tell the story on social media.  It seems one or the other has made the travel dangerous for them as the freeway traffic has slowed…I’m through with this whole bug thing this summer!!  aackkkkk

Until next time….

Spring in the country

I’ve had a bit of a bug that last couple of days..feeling better today.

News reporter from KCCI TV in Des Moines died yesterday…She had been with the station for 29 years…I’m feeling really bad about it – anchors were having a bad time of it last night when they had to annouce the death.  I guess the woman has been coming into my living room for 29 years, it is okay to have a hurt spot in my heart for her.

He is out working on the mower….He came in for a drink of water and i asked him what was going on…he said,  I’M TRYING TO GET THE BLADES OFF THE MOWER TO SHARPEN THEM … A 15 MINUTE JOB HAS TAKEN ME TWO HOURS ….


He cut off a pipe and stuck the plier thingys in the end then had me come out and push one way while he was unloosening the other and they came off :: brilliant::

It is so green and the flowers in the flower beds are coming up nicely…


It is time to get mulch around the trees and mulch the beds and pull weeds that are already taking over 😦

My other issue today is how am I to kill all the little spring ants on the counter now that I have frick and frat…can’t be putting ant poison out…

Billy and Benny have taken control of the side by side windows in the computer room.  They are totally content although there is a breeze from the west today and Benny the little one looks like he is encoutering a tornado when he tries to get to the window…once he is there he is set but he crouches down low and the wind blows his hair and his ears go back and he forges ahead…extremely funny – guess you have to be here.

Until next time….