Abatement ?!


Before the heat of the day

Swapped out hoses


Mole digging under cementYesterday (Sunday), I started yard work before the sun came up!! The day prior, I shopped for two hours in Lowe’s and spent almost $100.00. I purchased new garden hoses, “critter” repellent, light bulb for my reading lamp, screws for a project, etc., etc., and two plants marked down to $!.00 each. (It takes time to find the right size screws, the unique size bulb, and read labels on the “deter critter” products!!)

True story: I had a major water leak three weeks ago!! My handyman, David, looked at the problem briefly (very briefly) and swapped the “culprit” for my garden hose. Days went by, weeks went by, and David hadn’t returned to make the repair (and tackle the long list of projects waiting his expertise). Exclamation mark blue in a circleI’ve been frustrated because I didn’t have my indispensable garden hose to water plants, clean the patio and sidewalk, etc. I’d been told that David had/has an RV/Marine hose so not to buy…. But I’ve been carrying water to my plants in gallon containers; I’ve worried about “drinking” water from a non-RV/Marine hose. ~~ I’d waited patiently; time to take action!!

Terro Ant Killer (from Lowe’s) seems to have solved the problem with tiny ants crawling all over my kitchen counter. I’ve been fighting them for weeks (and I’m constantly cleaning the counters)!! I followed instructions saying to put some of the gel on a piece of cardboard. In a matter of minutes six ants became sixty (+/-). Two days, and I haven’t seen an ant (hallelujah). ~~ Repels All was sprayed on one bird feeder to see if it will “repel” the squirrels. I wondered if it would keep the birds away, but birds haven’t shied away. Had I known, Repels All might have kept the critter away from my watermelon?! ~~ I have yet to use the Mosquito Barrier. It’s just too hot to spend time in the yard!! Honestly, the minute the sun came up (yesterday), it was so hot I had to retreat to my trailer home.

Ant problem solved

Critter and mosquito deterent


Today, time in the yard as weather permits!!

Temperature at six

Gift of clay pots

Soaking clay pots

Sun tea

Tomorrow, time in the yard as weather permits!!



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