Die mosquito scum!

I am a bit behind on posting…well, a lot behind, but there’s another story there that I will tell later.  Anyhow, I think I have mentioned that I hate winter and all things cold (except cold Mt Dew and frozen Snickers bars, and air conditioning), but I do get a special joy when we get our first frost.  Our first good solid frost came Saturday morning.  So, on Saturday morning, when I saw the sparkle of the ice on the leaves, I gave a 21 raspberry salute to all of the dang mosquitoes that died.

I am not exactly sure why, but we seem to have an extra helping of mosquitoes around our place.  We go to other places around Charleston and it doesn’t seem to bad.  I guess there must be swamp land near by…that or else my gutters are jammed up with leaves that hold extra water longer than they should even though I try to keep them clean in spite of the two gigantic trees towering overhead that shed stuff spring, summer, and fall (whew, what a sentence!)  Yeah, probably swamp land.

Anyhow, we’ve had our frost and I got to to see the pretty look of the ice on the grass.  My volunteer tomatoes and herbs are dead.  Now, let’s get back to summer, shall we?

4 thoughts on “Die mosquito scum!

  1. Yea, it’s that swamp that’s nearby.
    Remind me again why y’all live where you have winter? We don’t have winter down here. Well, not real winter anyway.

  2. You’ve got to toughen up. You southerners just don’t appreciate at nice cold snowy winter. Good for the bones.

  3. I prefer the snow over heat of this past Summer! I’ve been looking for a new sled for the kids. Not impressed with what I’ve seen in the stores to date.

    When we first moved to our farm in the country we had some really bad skitters around here. I started feeding the birds and that got rid of them! The thing to do is to get a bunch of bird established in your yard from feeding them and they will take care of all of the nasty pesty bugs! Except those lady bugs and box elder bugs though…..

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