I PROCLAIM TODAY THE OFFICIAL START TO YOOPER LATE AUTUMN! The heavy socks and long underwear have been put to use!
I figured when I woke up with hives on my feet and hands it had to be cold! We are at 34° this morning! Brrrr!!!!! It won’t be long and I’ll be sending out the information for “guess the first 2” of snowfall” contest! Actually, John Dee DOES have wet snow in our forecast! Nothing that will accumulate, but snow!!
I should have put the socks and long underwear on yesterday when I was mowing! OH, well, it gave me an excuse to take a break! Even with gloves and a coat on, I ended up with hives on my fingers, up my arms and on my ears! With the rain we’ve had the grass has been growing and so has the wildflowers and buckhorn. I THINK this will be the last “mow” of the season. I’m not completely done yet, but I made a dent in it! We’ve got a LOT to mow! It is nice when it doesn’t need it all at once!
The blackbirds and starlings are starting to flock. They are late this year compared to last year. Last year was a mild winter, snow wise. We did have some awfully cold nights though last season. I still haven’t seen any caterpillars; have you?
Snowmobile registrations in Michigan were way down last season. I can’t remember what the exact figure was but this is cause for concern as far as the grooming program goes. If you remember, the clubs in Michigan had to wait 45 days BEYOND the time they submitted their last paper work of the season before the State would even reimburse the clubs. With registrations down and those 45 days hanging over the clubs heads, who knows what kind of a grooming season it will be? You know all clubs will do their best to keep the trails in top shape but it takes that green stuff to keep us going. I guess time will tell.
Some people have written with the advice of using tomato soup or juice for a skunk smell remedy. Here is one that works much better and doesn’t leave seeds in the fur!
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach
½ c chopped green onions
½ c finely chopped parsley
1 tsp salt
1/8th tsp pepper
Hmmmm…that doesn’t look right??!!! HA! Just seeing if you are paying attention! That is for Spinach dip! Here’s the skunk recipe;
1 qt. hydrogen peroxide
¼ c baking soda
1 tsp Dawn dish soap
WASH THE OFFENDING ODOROUS PERSON OR PET, RINSE THOROUGHLY. REPEAT IF NECESSARY. DON’T LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN!
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