They’ll be living in the dark for a week.
The village is just on the edge of a low pressure that goes north on the east coast, so on one side we have lots of clouds but sunshine on the other🙂 It’s nice to know that the rain falls on the east coast for once, normally it’s here on the western side of the country. But I have to admit that it is very dry here now, despite all that rain we got when the thunder passed last week. So it’s a rather nice day here but the forest flies have woken up now so I’ll be bringing my mosquito hat with me on our walks from now on. They don’t bite, just annoy by trying to get inside the nostrils and ears.
This is not only a tick year, I pick ticks from my dogs many times every day now, It’s also a wasp year (or yellow jacket year). They are everywhere now and unfortunately they’ve decided to build a nest in a space between the roof and the ceiling, so I’ll need to get rid of them already now. Normally I do leave them alone but they tend to get aggressive when autumn comes and their queen have left them. I guess I’ll have several nests beneath the tiles too this year. I do like my wasps because they eat so many flies but I don’t like it when they get inside the cottage and they always find a way to do so, even if I have mosquito nets covering every open door and window.
I went to the pet store on my way home from work to buy a new light ramp since the last one exploded when the lightning went through it. Naturally they didn’t have that size at home but he’ll call me late next week when it arrives to the store. So I bought two new koi carps, small ones because they are rather expensive. I also bought some red Platy fish and Black Molly to have in the aquarium now when all the goldfish and koi carps are in the big water barrels. So they’ll swim around in a fairly dark aquarium until the light ramp arrives. I also bought a tick repellant spray made from different plant oils, the pest shop owner said it’s very effective, I’ll know in a few days I guess🙂
I mowed the lawn when I came home, after our walk. We might possibly get some rain tomorrow so I thought I might as well do it. It had grown very little since last week, thank You rain for staying away🙂 , so it didn’t take long to do it. The more trees and bushes I plant the less grass there is to mow🙂