I'm thinking about running outside and fetching my wheelbarrow and a few other tools. They were abandoned in haste. I don't think it's safe to go outside again. Yes, it's black fly season here in the North Country. They drove me away from outside project.
Those little bloodsuckers are everywhere. The last couple of years we didn't really have a black fly season. It was weird, but nice. It's like a really warm day in the middle of the winter. You know it's not natural, but you can't help but enjoy it. This year they are back in force.
It's nice for the critters who eat bugs. I shooed a toad as big as my fist off my porch the other day. He was eating well. Unintentionally, I've eaten a few myself. When the air is too thick with bugs to breath, accidents happen.
If they follow the normal pattern, in a few weeks they should taper down to a more bearable level. By then, the mosquitoes, and horse flies will pick up the slack.
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