He's A True Convert

I was raised on a farm. This alone explains a lot about me. I'm not girly-girly, I'm super low maintenance, I have a few too many pets and dirt secretly thrills me. I've also got this morbid fascination with gross things but I think that's just because I'm weird.

I remember when my hubby and I were dating he was a lettle skeeved about the bottles of drugs and the stash of needles and syringes in my parents' fridge. He declared that it was freaky and he would never have anything like that in his house.

Hahahaha!

Guess what's in the bottom of our fridge? Why yes, drugs. We've got a case of dog vaccines and a mega bottle of horse vaccine. And a stash of needles and syringes. We also have a ginormous bottle of wormer in the pantry. I was amused to read the label and find out that it's really for people and not animals. (The vet gave it to me, so it's all good. I'm not self-medicating the dogs.) In case the kids start showing signs of worm infestation it's good to know that I have stuff on hand to take care of it with.

Makes you all want to come to my house for dinner tonight, doesn't it?

And this year I've stepped up the gross factor. I'm sick and tired of being invaded by flies every summer. I know this is a natural part of animal ownership. And living in the country. And of having a farm just across the road. But it's my house and the flies have no business being inside it. Or bugging me when I'm outside on my own property. So I took matters into my own hands. I bought Fly Predators. Every month we get a packet of real live larva delivered to our mailbox. We simply wait until these things start to hatch and scatter them around the stable area. It couldn't be easier. Except that we need to keep them in the house and watch them for a few days. And within sight so that I don't forget about them. Which means that right now we have hatching larva in a bag on our counter.

I know you want to come to dinner now.

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And because this didn't divulge quite enough about me and my oh-so-weird personal life, I know you're just itching to know more. Well now is your chance! I'll be answering questions in a future blog post so ask away. Anything is fair game. Just bear in mind that I don't follow rules well and you may not get the answers you're looking for.

22 comments:

jayna said...

Sounds like my fridge growing up. I remember being in 4-H and giving a presentation or something on the proper way to give a horse a shot. I was probably 7 or 8. Afterwards, everyone practiced on oranges.

Now, the fly predators, I've got to get my hands on some of those!

Linds said...

Seriously I don't know how you can keep up with all of that. Just taking care of my household and yardwork has me pushed for time. I admire you.

Kellan said...

My dad is a veterinarian so I know about having drugs and syringes in the fridge, etc. He used to spay/neuter our/friends/neighbors animals in the kitchen on an ironing board - you don't scare me! Well ... the fly eating preditors sort of scare me a bit - Ugh!

Have a good week, Karen - see you around - Kellan

Laski said...

Larva on the counter. Now that is just too cool . . .

"dirt secretly thrills me. I've also got this morbid fascination with gross things but I think that's just because I'm weird." Oh, we are a lot alike . . . the hubs loves my easy style, but this part, he has never understood . . .

Lost said...

Wow fly predators - that is soooo cool. Hey do they eat mosquitos too?? Breed yourself a bug that eats flies and 'skitters and you'll be a billionaire!

Pam said...

I was okay- until the bag on the counter....I'm not much of a bug or larva type person

Caution said...

Wouldn't it be less ewwwww to use mind-messing, cancer-causing chemicals??

Madame Queen said...

I grew up spending a lot of time on my grandparent's farm, so you sound a lot like me -- I'm completely not freaked out by dirt, slimy, squishy, etc. I'm Bubba's hero b/c I'm not afraid of bees.

And those fly predators? Are THE AWESOME. I'm totally sending that link to my husband. Our neighbor about a half mile up the road has chicken houses and the flies are about to drive us NUTS this summer! Thanks for the link!

Tranny Head said...

No way! I didn't know you could buy those fly predators . . . that's REALLY really awesome. Really.

Hatching larvae are hawt!

Leanne said...

Well, I'm the poor pathetic woman who put a wooden chicken and cow out in her vegetable garden as that's the closest I'll ever get to a real farm with my hubby.

I am strangely jealous.

jessica said...

i'll be thinking about some good questions.

love that new header photo!!

Cecily R said...

What time is dinner??

P.S. Have I told you how much I love your new header? Jon happened to be walking by when your blog was up last night and he thought the shot of Micah was pretty great...I agree!!

Andrea said...

Oh yes, I have a frige like that too!! The other day I was at the vet's office trying to have my mare bred and the Vet told me to take the shipped semen home and put it in my frige. So, yes I had semen in my frige. Nice!! It was weird!!

You will have to tell us if that fly stuff works. It sounds really interesting. I can't think of any questions right now. But if I can I'll be back with one!!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Fly eating bugs? Ugh. I'm with your hubby. I'm a city girl. I hate the flies, but buying bugs? No thanks!

utmomof5 said...

I will only come to dinner if the larve is the centerpeice on the the table. Other wise -- no way!! :)

Here is my question -- How did you react when you found out your son had downs? I hope this is not to personal, I have a friend stuggling with this right now.

OHmommy said...

LOVE your new header. LOVE it!!!!

What do you do for yourself, to relax and unwind?

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm back. In case you saw me lurking about for around 6 hours, it's because the Miss Ky was in Destroy mode today. The nerve of her ;-) That's after a crazy computer/and operator disagreement yesterday. So, yes, thanks for the invite, I'd love to come to dinner, but I'll skip the drugs if that's ok and I'm still thinking of my question. I don't want to waste this opportunity on something stupid.

Melissa said...

Ok, if I'm ever at your house I'm bringing takeout.

just jamie said...

I just vomited.



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Did you save anything freaky from your children's body? You know, like circumcision parts, or umbilical cord parts, or first poop or anything? Come on, are you wearing these all as a necklace?


:)

Debbie Yost said...

But do you have pig ears and pigs feet in your fridge? My grandpa always did when we visited. I could do without your larve, but the rest of it reminded me of grandpa and his farm. My aunt also has a farm (although they don't work it anymore, they're in their 80's) and we always knew not to drink the milk! It was in a big can with cream on top and all. I was too citified for that!

Shellie said...

That is delightful. My kids would love your house! And they'd de-wing your flies.

Colleen said...

ugh! I don't do creepy crawlies! I'll just wait until you're done hatchin' those things before I invite myself over for dinner!