I have been struggling with ants. We moved an old log bench to a different spot and it was attacked by big black ants. Ants that bite…I know this first hand as they went in one hole of my croc and bit me hard enough that I kicked off my croc. These black ants make huge mounds….and thousands live inside the mounds. I never took an Insect ID Class…but they are most certainly ants.
How about Ants as a sculpture? This is Sculpture #2 at the Park in Park Rapids.
This sculpture is called AntVenture.
I suppose if you were a child you could have an adventure.
I have no sense of humor when it comes to ants. I don’t want them any where near the house or where they can bite Chance…or me. I would use Diatomacious Earth on the mounds…but it rains heavily every few days…I have to wait for a dry spell.
besides plotting to kill ants…I washed the lawn mower….I drew the line at waxing it…but I probably should have waxed it.
I sprayed a bunch of Canada Thistle…and made the rounds to see that what I sprayed a few days ago is in the process of dying. It is…since I am the local plant sprayer…I have most of it sprayed except for an area that I cannot get to unless I am become a mountain goat.
I sprayed a bunch of Poison Ivy too…Roundup for Poison Ivy is my weapon of choice. In Minnesota every property owner is responsible for his/her Poison Ivy along property borders. If you have the Ivy you can be reported to the County Weed Officer…then it gets nasty. Some people especially those who move here from a fancy smancy town don’t like ivy when they find themselves covered in the rash…and report their neighbors. Do not laugh it has happened.
Poison Ivy is a special regulated plant;
Poison Ivy must be eradicated or controlled for public safety along rights-of-ways, trails, public accesses, business properties open to the public or on parts of lands where public access for business or commerce is granted. Must also be eradicated or controlled along property borders when requested by adjoining landowners.
After all the plotting of killing ants and spraying Noxious Weeds
I took some old solar lights and put them in the wildflower area where the Lilacs are…earlier this spring Far Guy mowed them down…but they have come back nicely. We need to mow the perimeter and I wanted to protect the Lilacs somehow.
It was a warm busy day…one project led to another all day long, finally when my hair was dripping with sweat…I gave up…cooled off…washed my hair and read. We had a thunderstorm and got an inch of rain in thirty minutes. What happened to gentle soaking rains…we have had only gullywashers lately. I will have to mow again in a few days…mow …rain…repeat.