Yesterdays haul of yellow jackets, quit counting after 12. Probably close to same amount today. Everyone in area is having same problems, just an extremely bad year for flying pests.

Knowing today was going to be another cooker I started out just after 7am to make macaroni salad, chopped last of fresh celery (3 cups), hard boiled 4 eggs, cooked small sea shells, and cut into small pieces about 1.5 c of sharp cheddar cheese. Dressing was 3/4 yogurt and 1/4 mayo and sour cream, lots of dill, some garlic salt and mixed salad seasoning. Enuff for supper tonight, tomorrow and maybe even Sunday, only have it out of the fridge long enuff to put some in my bowl then straight away back to fridge. Not used to the extreme heat the valley is having just now, 88°F (31°C), and even warmer over the next couple of days.

I did get in nearly an hour at spinning wheel before it got really hot. Spinning more of the merino-nylon mix in a colorway I call sand. Had originally thought it would be a good color for the faces of the dolls I am hoping to kit next winter, but once spun colors are way to variegated and a quick dip thru a tea dye bath might help.

Almost to hot to even knit, a/c in car sure felt good when I went to get my mail.


  1. Sorry to hear about your yellow jacket invasion. Have you tried one of those things you hang up that look like a wasp's nest? I've seen them in the stores but have no idea if they actually work. I hope you avoid any forest fires with this extreme heat. Always a worry in BC at this time of the year!

    1. Hi Kristie and Lynne - FYI, I tried one of those fake wasp's nests and it didn't work at all. It's supposed to make wasps think there's already a nest in their neighbourhood (wasps are supposedly territorial) but obviously my wasps were unaware of this, or quickly figured out that it was a ruse. Just saying! -- Ruth in Ontario

  2. So grizzly bears, mountain lions, and forest fires weren't enough. Let's throw in some stinging bugs to really make things fun.
    Don't know how you do it.
    The Bro in VA


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