I NEVER SHOULD NHAVE SAID I KNEW ALL ABOUT THIS IMPULSE SPRAYER--- IT TOO IS LIKE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY... YOU CAN BE AN ABSOLUTE EXPERT ON ONE PIECE OF TECH, AND NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT THE REST-- OF WHICH THERE IS A GREAT DEAL..
SO MY SPRINKLER EDUCATION CONTINUES-- AFTER LOOKING THIS ONE OVER-- WHICH APPERARS LIKE ALL TH OTHERS I CAN'T FIND.... I CAN MAKE IT WORK PRETTY MUCH AS I WANT.. PATTERN/QUANTITY ETC.. BUT I STOPPED TO LOOK AT THE PIECES.... AND THERE IS A LEVER/SWITCH. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IT DOES--..I TAKE THAT BACK... I KNOW WHAT IT DOES, IT REVERSES THE ROTATION--- BUT EXACTLY HOW IT DOES THAT CONTINUES TO COMNFUSE ME-- AND AFTER JOYCE AND I STUDIED IT, I HATE TO SAY, BUT THE ONLY WAY TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND IS TO HOOK IT UP AND GET ALL WET... WHICH I WILL EVENTUALLY DO ,.... SOME WARM DAY....
I HAVE HAD SEVERALA VERY INTERESTING FLY TRAP DESIGNS SENT TO ME.... THERE IS ONE I HAVE USED VERYU SUCCESFULLY AS FLY TRAP IF YOU CAN STAND THE ROTTING SMELL WHICH FLYS REALLLLLLLY LOVE.-- I USE A GALLON MILK JUG ( CUT OFF THE TOP , INVERT THE TOP AND DUCT TAPE THE EDGES.. MAKEING A FUNNEL IN BUT THE FLYS WILL CRAWL UP THE WALLS AND CAN NOT FIND THE EXIT ) -- COUPLE PIECES OF RAW CHICKEN LIVER-
( NOW HERE COMES THE CRITICAL PART....) A GENEROUS GLOB OF DOGGIE DOO.. NOW YOU MUST WATCH FOR A BIT OF POO THAT IS VERY ATTRACTIVE TO FLYS.... NOT ALL DOG POO IS-
BEING THE AVID STUDIER OF USELESS INFORMTION.... I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED IF SOME DOGS PASS SOME PROTIEN IN THEIR STOOLS .. MAKING IT VERY ATTRACTIVE TO OTHER DOGS FOR SNACKING-- DO SOME DOGS PRODUCE "FLAVORED POOP"? WHY DO SOME DOGS TAKE A WHIFF OF A PILE AND EITHER LEAVE IT OR SAMPLE IT? -- IT IS A QUESTION TO BE STUDIED AT LEGNTH-- AT ANY RATE -- THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN ATTRACTIVENESS TO FLYS... LET THE FLYS IDENTIFY THE CORRECT POO TO PUT IN THE MILK JUG WITH YOUR CHICKEN LIVER.... ADD ABOUT AN INCH OF WATER AND SET/ HANG SOMEWHERE FAR FROM WHEREVER YOUR NOSE MIGHT BE...
I HABE BEEN ABLE TO COLLECT 3 OR 4 INCHES OF THOSE BLACK SHINNEY FLYS. BEFORE I FINALLY BAG IT AND START AGAIN...
MY PREFERRED MOSQUITO COLLECTION DEVICE ... CONTINUES TO BE THAT FINE NET (FROMA FABRIC STORE IS EASY TO FIND.) FORMED INTO A FUNNEL VERY QUICKLY WITH A REGULAR OFFICE STAPLER-- AND ZIP TIED TO THE FANS----- IN THE DELUX MODEL - I HAVE HUNG A REGULAR LIGHT BULB-- BEHIND THE FAN THIS WILL INCREASE BOTH MOSQUITO COUNT AND MOTH NUMBER... THE REGULAR 20 INCH WINDOW FANS WORK WELL... ( $19.00)
WHEN IT CONTAINS HUNDREDS OF MOSQUITOS---- ONE WOULD THINK SPRAYING THE NET WITH RAID WOULD KILLL THEM.. I HAVE FOUND AFTER A 12 HOUR SOAKING RAID DOES NOT WORK... BUT TWISTING THE NET AND STEPPIN ON IT WITH A HEAVY FOOT, WILL WORK NICELY.
IF BEING HEAVILY COATED BY A DIERCT SPRAY OF RAID DID NOT KILL THOSE MOSQUIOS , I WONDER IF THE MAKER EXPECTS YOU TO COAT YOUR YARD TO A DEPTH OF 6 INCHES BECAUSE SWIMMING IS NOT A SPORT CDONE BY MOSQUITOS???
Clark and I have had a few low-key weeks since the end of the semester. And that's a good thing! We are enjoying the nicer weather outside on our daily walks, as well as work and errands.
A lesson on listening to your dog:
When we walk in the neighborhood, we usually walk uphill and do the street behind us. It's not really steep, but the sidewalk is a little uneven and we have to be careful and go slow, or else I tend to stumble on that part. This afternoon, as we headed toward the sidewalk, Clark kept nudging me and turned the wrong way (or so I thought). I started saying "Clark, no---" but then realized he was just leading me to walk on the side of the street, which was better paved and much easier. A thinking walker, for sure! Glad one of us was using our brain. :)
We actually ended up walking our route twice before lunch today. I could not have done that route even once a year ago. Thank you, thank you for the wonderful gift of Clark!