Posted by Kelly Harding on Jun 11, 2020
Embracing The Country Life
Embracing The Country Life Weather, Bugs, Turkeys, And Everything In Between! It’s coming up to 5 months since jumping feet first, in mid-January I might add, to move to the country. Each and every day is a new adventure and learning experience. Top of the list, everything we do, or not do, revolves around the weather. Everything Revolves Around The Weather! Try as we might to control things, weather is not one of them. We’ve come to learn that everything we do, or not do, revolves around the weather. Snow Capped Trees, SubZero Temps, and Frozen Dogs Winter was an eye opener, especially for the pugs! As beautiful and scenic as snow capped trees are, taking dogs outside in subzero temperatures made me anxious. And NO amount of pleading and begging would make Edie and Edna understand that this it is NOT the time to sniff around for the perfect potty spot! I was becoming doubtful the snow would ever melt. But soon enough, the temperatures began to rise, the sun started shining longer each day, and displays of flowers began bursting through the hardened grounds. Having spent enough time indoors, I was anxious to spend my days outside, working in the garden, planting vegetables, and long walks with the dogs around the property. But I had been warned – there was another season to be expected – black-fly and mosquito season. But really, just how bad could it be? Just how long could they last? LOL! Black-fly and Mosquito Season – The 5th Season Turns out there are more than 4 seasons in the country. This 5th season, and hopefully there are no others I haven’t anticipated, is called “forget spending anytime outdoors because you will be eaten alive by black flies and mosquito season”. Mosquitoes don’t care if you’re human or dog. We all suffered. No amount of mosquito repellant plants, sprays or coils would keep those annoying, buzzing, biting, stinging, bugs that leave welts all over your body, away. I felt for my dogs Edie and Edna. They too were looking forward to getting outside and running around after such a long winter. But it was not to be, not just yet. Each time they stepped outside and onto the grass they were surrounded by mosquitoes – just one more important reason to have our pets...