Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Show and Tail - Carpenter Bee's
Please join Angela at her Show and Tail Tuesday - where she hosts a day to talk about animals - our animals - others animals - tips - or trips about animals.
I guess technically bees are not animals - so I'm writing about insects.
Insects called carpenter bees. Who knew that some bees out there want wood and not honey?
Apparently we have some really great tasting word here in our yard.
The area is to the left of the front of the house and next to my bottle tree.
They can do a whole lot of damage. And they cause some strife here at home as well. Some men love to work on their homes - mine does not. He hates it.
So far all his retirement has been repairing the house - because and now try to figure this out - he procrastinated all the jobs on the house when he was working. There ended up to be at least 30 things to fix and some of them were huge -
This one was so so. Had to go to Home Depot and get some new wood. Cut it to size.
And then exchange the wood. Now I suggested that he spray something around there - but he didn't. How do you know that the bees won't come back to do it again I asked?
His job this week is cutting the acre of weeds he let grow into trees - instead of spraying it at the beginning of summer.
I think he really does like hard work. But you know - at least he's doing it and he really does an okay job.
Now with all the suggestions on my bottle tree - I searched diligently for tiny solar lights - and let me tell you that was not an easy feat. Then to put them on - for me - was no easy feat - I put them on and took them off a million times.
Okay it's a lousy picture I have to do a redo - but I added a butterfly at the base. I have an affinity to butterflies and this is keeping it in with insects and insects is what I am showing and tailing' about today - see how my mind deviates?
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
- Ray Kroc
Now you know who he is - founder of Chick Fil A - which serves chicken - an animal - heehee!