Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Beetle Is Back..No, Not The VW!
The other day I was mowing the lawn on the rider. I was going around a little tree my husband had planted last year. It hadn't been looking too well the past month. As I went around it on the mower, my wheel slightly bumped it, and to my horror HUNDREDS of bugs fell on me! I screamed, jumped off the mower...shook them out of my hair and clothes. I ran around the front yard like a mad woman! I almost took off my shirt! You see, snakes is the first thing that I absolutely hate, and bugs come next!
I knew as soon as I saw them that they were Japanese Beetles. They are kind of pretty for a bug, but still a BUG! I called Kristie up later that day, and asked her if she could guess what I saw while mowing today? She said, "Mom, this isn't another snake story, is it?" I chuckled and was HAPPY to say no! When I told her about how I had barely nudged the tree with the mower, she said she didn't believe it! She had TRIED to shake one of her trees to get the beetles off of it, and not one fell down! She said something like this COULD ONLY HAPPEN TO ME. Unfortunately, she is right! I'm like an accident waiting to happen at times.
I always thought I would LOVE living in the country. After the last few years of mowing, I may have to rethink this one! A month ago I ran over a snake by accident while mowing....if I had seen it, I would have gone the other way! I love the country, but when it comes right down to it, I'm a city slicker at heart:)