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@LydiaN586309   Your back patio looks comfy!  @Frozenoem   Stay upright, stagger is not so bad if you dont hit the ground.

 

I am exhausted.  Too tired to say more.

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Hi, Everyone,

Sitting here with iced coffee this time...Had to turn the AC (ugh) on to preserve my sanity.

This will be our first heat wave this year, and according to the weather folks, the humidity will only get worse as the "wave" goes on. But, as I've said before...It's summer in suburban Philly, what's new?

I was going to go out and wipe down the porch, and maybe vacuum,but it feels too hot to do anything out there.

Oh, BTW...that lemon bundtlet was delicious! So moist and lemony! Cat Very Happy N.

Potted perch.jpgPotted purrch

 

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70* and sunny with swarms, Chell and I came back from morning stagger/  waves in back yard.

Debating how to hay and continue standing, maturity 🤬 Foxtrot.

C wants another stagger, and my presence is required. Apologies for whoever’s birthday I missed, Think I can only remember two posts this week.

Enjoy
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To All Our Front Porchers!

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It's hump day already.  Can't believe how quickly this week is moving.  But it is and I'm just trying to keep up!  Still working a lotta hours and sleepin' much of the rest.  So I guess I'm doing good just checkin' in here today.

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Sure lookin' forward to the day when I can spend at least a little while lazin'

at home...if not on my front porch, at least on my back patio.  Wistful and wishful thinking indeed!

 

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coffee-laced Krispy Kreme filled kinda day.  That's the latest thing with Krispy Kreme you know--coffee flavored donuts with a hint of coffee in every bite.  Yum!

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Nothing like fresh donuts and an endless cup of joe.  And to everyone I share these few words.....

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and to.......

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Lydia

 

 

 

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@n566192l, Froze covered all my bug hints & tips.  Deet or picaridin are my go-tos.  Prefer picaridin (Repel Tick Defense - red can) ever since my Repel 100 (Deet 99.99%) turned the mat on the running board of my truck into a gooey mess, not to mention experiencing smear-y plastic things and other Deet UN-friendly items.  Not sure you can even get 99% Deet anymore.  Consumer Reports said 40% is effective. 

 

Permethrin also very effective, but quick fix is that picaridin is also safe for spraying on clothes.  Usually, I close my eyes and mouth and spray down!

 

For annoying itchy bites, I just went to straight ammonia (keep a small bottle), ingredient in AfterBite and window cleaners (another quick hack).

 

Ants in house?  I like Terro liquid ant baits.  First time I saw a line of ants, I put a couple of these out (under stove and 'frig) and knocking on wood, it has been a couple of years since I've seen any.

 

Like Froze, I don't use anything outdoors.  Too many critters, not to mention the fur kids.

 

Never heard about the water dish and marbles trick.  But I'm afraid the feral kids would probably have a ball with something like that.  Toys and a quick rehydration break -- all in one!  They have a water dish, but prefer an old hubcap that I  rinse out and keep full, not to mention whatever puddles or standing pools of stagnant water they can find.  *rolling my eyes*

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, @catwoman500 !



    

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Morning rain coming and 70* with humidity for a first of year.

And with humidity comes swarms of mosquitoes, mega waves by neighbor and I this morning, we were both swarmed. Here comes the Picaridin! And Frontline For Chelli.

 

@n566192l Geez ask a Mainah about lobsters - White is rarest and albino. Blue, cotton candy, orange, etc.

 

In people coloring would be determined by melanin , lobsters coloring determined by Astaxanthin.

 

Not to worry about colors, worry more about even Maine waters heating up and lower numbers of lobster over coming years.

 

Brown spiders or all spiders treatment, clean , antibiotics and ice with elevationif on leg or arms.

 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313661.php

 

And boric acid for ants, sounded to much like boraxo the way my brain works. After the log cabin on the coast of Maine just became a believer in calling the Orkin guy for all bug infestations.🤣.

 

He took care of termites, ants and wasps.

 

@catwoman500 

 

I blame it all on a quirky memory, punctuation gone but, spelling has lasted.🤣

 

Too many years coding in LISP, List Processing language for computers.

 

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Hi, Everyone,

@MsStretch ...the normal number of bees around here or so it seems. Since I can't keep up with a garden anymore, I do my tomatoes in a big pot. This year I'm trying grape tomatoes for the first time. I may have mentioned that earlier. The other day I saw wee teeny bees around the blossoms and already some teeny tomatoes are starting to form. Cat Very Happy

 

@n566192l ...didn't see the blue lobster on the news here.

 

@Frozenoem ...Yes, you spelled "diatomaceous" correctly. Not that my first graders even had to spell words like that, but as a "former" pool owner, I had to lug the bag of "DE" to skimmer when it was time to backwash the filter. Don't miss that a bit!Cat Wink

 

So as today is my birthday, I went to Starbucks to collect my free birthday beverage.

Yesterday I stopped at a new place to buy myself a birthday treat for today. It's a new place called Nothing BUNDT Cakes, and they make all kinds and sizes of bundt cakes. I bought a lemon "bundtlet" which is the size of a large cupcake. Can't wait to taste it. I'll attempt to post a photo.

Have a lovely day! N.

 

DSCN6872.JPGLemon "bundtlet"

 

 

 

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@MsStretch 

You’ve seen the flyover on motorized parasail on other group, we still have bees, hornets and wasps. Corn here is low mainly to delay in Spring, can’t grow in mud.

 

Perhaps stimulate nature with artists brush it’s worked a few time in college years, when it was bad year in CT. Valley of MA.

 

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No problem if working in tick land spray clothes to dampen with Permethrine. Not while wearing them, let dry and no ticks should happen. Will last even if washed for many washes, number written on can.

 

Wear light colors they ticks, sleeters like to leap on dark colors. 

 

Picaridin works with people, safe to use on exposed flesh, I’m slightly allergic to DEET beyond 50%. Picaridin is on my doing battle with bugs list, both are WalMart available.

 

Keep grass mowed low and woodpiles away from house, you should be golden.

 

Thermacell does make a tick repellent that seems to work, surrounding yards. Some type of tube not a spray, think it kills the hosts not ticks. Kills mice etc. that eat it.

 

I don’t spray my grass for bugs, iy’s Clover, violets,  etc, old farmland. Too much wildlife and feral species - cats, gophers, woodchucks, chipmunks,coyotes, etc.

 

Worry about killing things I like or put up with like 🐿 , if they eat poison like mice or voles they die.

 

Think I Used diatomaceous earth at one point to dust veg garden and grass. That’s coming from 20 years back, spelling and name might be off.

 

There is a yard fogger but, with bees dying I stopped using long time back. Borderline treehugger and eco freak who carries anakit.

 

There also is relatively safe but, pricier propane powered mosquito attractant, that Brings em in and kills them. It uses the 5gal/20 lb propane for bbq’s. Most outdoor restaurants have them -Walmart.

 

Neighbor swears by 1-2” strip of bleach along all sides of house, to stop ants from entering house. Think borax for fleas sprinkled on carpets then vacuumed out.And last Think Used will come at 4 am in my sleep, from healthstore total blank ( also used on cockroaches) haven’t lived in city for too long , whatever it is it killed them to.😎

 

Happy time  night night pain killers just hit, one month out from test results, and ayuh broke sternum again-expletive.

 

What happened to the young guy who used to be here and capable of keeping weight on.😡🤬 I swear I almost blew down the street yesterday in a 30mph gust.

 

Froze

 

 

 

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Greetings,

Hey did anyone happen to see the rare Blue Lobster that was recently caught? I also understand that there were other rare lobsters that where also found .

MsStretch, my daughter Ashley, has dishes with marbles and water for the 🐝 in our backyard.

Ashley, told me today, she saw 5 Monarch Butterflies in our backyard today. I remember growing up seeing hundreds of Monarch Butterflies in National Guard Field across the street from my house. So sad 😪 that there seem to be fewer of these beautiful creatures

 

 

 

 

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Good Evening,

I need your help . My friends husband works for Ocean Country Public Works. He has been coming home covered in Tics. I remember several people posting great ideas regarding this problem. Can you please , remind me of what to do about the treatment of clothing, yards, etc. Also, what was the best thing to do after you are biten. Ideas for Brown Spider bites.

Thank you so much for your time and research on the issues I need help with today. Frozenoem, I am sure you can help me with this problem. MsStretch, I remember you also posted great ideas. Also, fleas and what is safe and works on lawns. Small ants are also a problem. Thank you! Nancy

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