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Thursday, October 27 2011

We are at war. The mosquitoes have made us prisoners in our own home.  There isn't much I can do for the livestock, but all 8 dogs are living in the house. (Yes, Briar too!)

This has been going on for a week.  A cold front due to come in this afternoon is promising some relief but it can't come fast enough for those of us who must guard against Flying Monkey Mosquitoes each time we open the door.

I don't even like to turn the dogs out until the sun is up good and, like vampires and zombies, the skeeters subside a bit.  (That's relative though. We're talking having 400 mosquito attacks as opposed to the 4000 attacks at dusk.)

So once the sun was high in the overcast sky, I let the dogs out this morning.  A few minutes later I heard this godawful barking.  Through my office window I watched the mosquito fogger truck slow-rolling down the road.  In his wake were 5 barking dogs. (Briar, Ice, Cowboy, Trace, and Lily) 

I rushed to the door to save them from gassing themselves. They reluctantly abandoned their assault. (he had passed the corner of their fence anyway - sector 12 was clear)

As I hustled them back in the house and cautioned them on the dangers of chasing fogger trucks and Briar said,


"I didn't inhale . . . "


"May I have some Cheetos and pizza?"




Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 11:06 am   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
The only consolation may be that the reason you have mosquitos is that you finally got some rain! Focus on the positives... (At least it isn't as bad as the ground nest of wasps that one of my mare stepped in at the trainer's--she broke a chunk off her jaw and may have splintered it under her chin as well!)
Posted by EvenSong on 10/27/2011 - 12:20 PM
.....fueling F-16 fighter jets at the air force base and a mosquito took on 600 pounds of fuel before anyone realized it wasn't just another F-16....
Posted by Eric on 10/27/2011 - 09:10 PM
Oh no! Broken jaws are awful! Robby's horse, Skip, was kicked in the mouth and broke his top jaw. It required surgery, but he survived. Keep me posted!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 10/27/2011 - 09:25 PM
I believe it! The mosquitoes around here are horrid and could most certainly be mistaken for fighter jets!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 10/27/2011 - 09:26 PM
Do you let the spiders spin mosquito traps (spider webs) in your house?
Posted by Eric on 10/28/2011 - 01:55 PM
Yes and no. I let them grow in the barn on purpose. In the house, it tends to be just a lack of housekeeping!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 10/28/2011 - 03:40 PM

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