If insects, bugs, or any creepy crawly things of that nature make you cringe, I suggest skipping this post. :) After moving back here, I had forgotten about the bugs! Oh the bugs! They are everywhere! They never stop coming, and there's nothing we can do but learn to live with them in peace.
Rain-forest Critters (a silly poem by me)
With roaches in the kitchen,
you'd think that I'd be itchin,
to move down to Antarctica by now.
We've got red ants in our sugar,
and beatles in our rice,
We've got Termites crawling through the screens,
to reach the lights!
There's crickets hopping on the floor,
and flies buzzing near the door,
we're feelin' antsy,
with swatters by our sides.
There's mosquitoes by the sink,
stopping in for a drink,
making places for their larvae to reside!
The centipedes stay outside,
I haven't seen one in the house,
Thank goodness I don't have to sleep in fear.
However, when I went,
to kiss our 4 yr old goodnight,
I found a millipede rolled up in his ear!
There are geckos on the walls,
fruit flies loitering near the trash,
and spiders making webbing way up high.
And late last night,
as I was prepping for bed,
I found a dead insect in the corner of my eye!
Sometimes I get away,
take a break in the back room,
and hack away on my computer, unalarmed.
But just yesterday,
as I was typing away,
a bug came creeping out of my keyboard,
up my arm!
We live in an old house,
a cottage by the sea,
surrounded by foliage and bushes.
It's quaint, and cute, and as lovely as can be,
except for when the insects bite our tushes!
Most days I just ignore them,
let them live their buggy lives;
After all, we're all God's creatures now.
I choose to live in peace with the insects and the beasts,
we're all getting along here........somehow.
p.s. About that centipede, he got torn apart by those hungry hens! He didn't stand a chance against their pecking, and running, and overall powerfulness! Watching that battle was pretty exciting, as the hens all went nuts, fighting over who got the biggest piece. Happy, well-fed hens: