Sunday, June 9, 2013

Ants Live Under Rocks

Our outbuildings from the neighbours' driveway, just north of us. The tin is tearing off the chicken coop roof. Good thing we have none.
Another perfect day to be outside.
Last fall when the yard was torn up I picked up the larger stones and laid them in a border along the front curve of the perennial bed. That was a mistake; ants like to live under rocks. So I've just filled the little rusty child's-wagon three times and hauled those rocks out of there, then sprinkled cornmeal on the soil to decimate the ant colonies. It's not like they don't have acres of other places to build their dwellings.

Emil is calling; he needs help with his physio.


  1. I didn't know that about ants but it doesn't surprise me; turning over rocks can be shocking.

  2. Darn ants! Lucky you with the nice weather. Rain rain and more rain.

  3. I hate ants. I really do.



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