We’re removing a garden down from the house and relocating plants, naturally I am using the tractor to do this. I went to move some rocks and this baby Hare took fright and tried to run under the tractor. We rescued him and Lorelle hung onto him while I went to get the camera. After the photo shoot we put him under some fallen branches, well away from the big bad tractor.
I’m allergic to wasp stings, too many stings and I’m dead. So why you may ask am I taking pictures of them? It’s like this, with all the gardening going on I needed the firefighting trailer to water the gardens. I haven’t used it in a while. Now this isn’t a great pic technically but it shows you the surprises in store around the place. I hooked the trailer up to the tractor and drove to one of the spare water tanks, filled the fuel tank on the pump (the yellow jerry can is to the right of the water cock hence the yellow cast) and stuck my hand down to remove the hose from the tap. I didn’t see the nest and when a couple of wasps flew at my hand I thought they’d come off the hose. I connected it to the pump and filled up the 1000 litre tank, then went to put the hose back on the tap. Oops, I saw them then. I knew that if I sprayed them the majority would fly straight at me with a vengeance. So as I drove up to the house yard I had a think. What if they couldn’t fly, what if I sprayed them with cooking oil first? Then their wings would be soaked and presto, no killing Laurie. Racing inside I grabbed the fly killer and a can of aerosol Coconut oil. Oh, I took the photo first. 🙂 Oil in one hand, fly spray in the other I gave it to them. A quick coating or three of oil then hit them with some instant death. The little blighters couldn’t move, well actually one managed to fly about two inches from the nest before falling. The rest? All oiled up and nowhere to go.
That’s your lot for another week, we went visiting open gardens last week so there will be more flowers and statutes and… you get my drift. So until then take care.