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MOSURA!

February 19, 2010 by  
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I’m researching giant bug battles for a project, so I spent the part of my afternoon watching monster movie trailers on YouTube. Mothra’s definitely my favorite japanese monster. She’s pretty, a working mom, and all around bad-ass. Plus, the singing twins. They’re a total point of fashion for me–you can pretty much see how much […]

The Log Bees Swarm!

February 18, 2010 by  
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I was outside, drinking red Kool-Aid, sorting the recycling, when I noticed that the air over the vegetable garden was full of bees. I didn’t know if it was a mating flight, a swarm, or a hive being robbed, so I ran inside and put on my bee gear so I could get a closer […]

The Only Time I Will Ever Have Anything Good To Say About Junk Mail

February 17, 2010 by  
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I’m on every opt-out list in the solar system against junk mail, so it’s a very rare occasion that an old fashioned piece of letter spam makes it into my mailbox. One of these rare occasions was two months ago, when I received a letter from US Claims, one of those fly-by-night companies that tell […]

The Crotch Banger Bees: The Next Buzzy Chapter

February 16, 2010 by  
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For the third day straight I smell like a Campfire Girl. For those of you too old too remember that aroma, I smell of burnt kindling and cookies. Every time I think we’ve got the Crotch Banger Bee situation worked out, I’ve got to drive back over to the trap-out, get all sweaty in my […]

It’s An Out-hole, Not An In-hole

February 15, 2010 by  
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I was so pleased with how we handled the difficult trap out location at Karen’s and Jessi’s house yesterday. Then, today, while I was standing in the shower, (I get all my best ideas while in the shower) I realized that I’d installed the one way exit on the wall entrance of the Crotch Banger […]

Crotch Banging. And Not In A Good Way.

February 14, 2010 by  
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Jessi and Karen are tired of sharing their fruit salad with 10,000 buzzy pals every morning. Since they are nice, young ladies, they advertised in the neighborhood newsletter that they had a bee colony that needed to be relocated from the retaining wall supporting their terrace rather than calling an exterminator. I went over to […]

Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Aloe Vera

February 7, 2010 by  
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So, more trading today. I’m trying to start a “gardener’s guild” in my area made up of master gardeners, backyard homesteaders, and other random collectors of plants. We’ll work on each other’s gardens, trade plants and produce, and generally come up with ways to get more people growing stuff in our neighborhood. So I was […]

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