An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wisconsin Wood Ticks

Male wood ticks have "suspenders."

Female wood ticks have "aprons."
Farm life includes lots of creepy crawlies, and this time of year the most popular creepy crawly around our neck of the woods is the wood tick. Free ranging chickens help control them in the yard, but continuous body checks are still required. When our kiddos were little we stumbled across how to identify if the crawling buggers were male or female, which made the scream fests over picking them off a little easier to manage. Now, instead of freaking out at the sight of eight brown legs, everybody gathers around to look for suspenders or aprons before escorting the pests to their doom of the swirling toilet.


the canned quilter said...

Well that's a new one : )

Nancy said...

hmm, I did not know that. They are creepy. Thankfully we don't have many here in our nearly treeless part of the world.

Camille said...

I came by for a visit yesterday and sat and read and read about your precious son and the journey of grief you have been travelling these past many months. Thank you for sharing your story and your heart. It is beautiful to see the LORD in your writing and in your thoughts. What a blessing to walk this path with HIM! Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and sympathy on my blog regarding the recent home-going of our precious Austin. I appreciate your insights and your prayers. Many Blessings to you as you walk this road step by step with our Wonderful Saviour. In HIM, Camille