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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

dear ms b-dont be afraid

i know you dont have some of these things where you live
i hope you arent afraid of some of them when you come
to visit

your gma has learned to not be afraid of them
heck shell grab some of the bugs off our veggies
with a bare hand
no she wont grab no snake

that she cant seem to grasp no pun intended
she always
yells for me to come get them
i usually just move them to another location
sometimes i just pretend i move them
i just leave them be
since they will eventually slither away
they are as afraid of her as she is of them

of course
gma cant be convinced of that fact

now at habitat i have them convinced not to kill snakes
yesterday a small rattler had eaten a mouse
was moving slow as we uncovered some old lumber
good thing we all had on gloves huh

the snake was gently removed to the side of the property
to live another day and to eat another mouse or rat
now ms b thats a good thing
that they eat rodents

last week we had several workers here
one in particular he was ascared of our
beautiful country n
zipper spiders
we have one at almost every window or door where they
can hang from a plant
they are good guys as they catch insects and bugs
in their webs
circle them with their web material
you know like spider man does

one on our big front window
youll see that window one day
it overlooks our front yard as it extends out over our pasture
with views down to the river

this is where we watch deer turkey all kinds of birds
an occasional fox
rarely seen coyote but we know they are
there since we can hear them ahowling at night
scary that howling sound is

this big ole zipper spider on that window
caught her this big old grasshopper
covered him up like a mummy and i guess stored him

we also have a lot of these in our garden
i leave them along
they are actually quite colorful
devour and wrap up a lot of insects
an organic approach to insect control

this one worker that was scared of the spiders
had me move them away from the windows he
worked on

well one worker threw a grasshopper on him
i thought he would need a diaper change
he screamed so loud
i thought he had cut himself severely on broken glass

a good laugh at his expense was had by all

now i hope
as you visit us
that you develop an appreciation of nature
let it exist
undisturbed as much as possible
all the creatures have a place
for the scorpion

dont be afraid
dont listen to gma about those snakes either

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. TOGD, I concur , ms b needs to learn to appreciate nature in its raw form, not too much from the zoo's, except the animals that might want to eat us, :) , Scorpions probably have a reason to live near humans, I have not found that reason yet.