Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Rain / Electronic Receipts / Fire Ants

Woke up to a cool, cloudy and rainy morning...it felt so much like...Spring!  We got .19" of rain and I managed to collect around 30 gallons in my rain catchment for dummies.  As you know it is comprised of various buckets, containers and trash cans.  I did say it was for dummies...didn't I?  :D

Did you know that you now have the option to receive electronic receipts of your purchases at Home Depot?  What a great idea, now I don't have to stuff them in shoe boxes and they will be a lot easier to find if need be.

Yesterday I managed to kill three large red ant fire ant mounds even though here in Del Rio they are not mounds but a hole in the ground where the darn things hoard their catch.  Today I found another one in the north part of the property and exterminated it as well.  Maybe now the trees will have a chance to thrive.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

12 comments:

  1. I'm jealous you actually got a chance to collect some rain water. I should've, but I didn't.

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    1. Hi Richmond! You can always rectify that situation when you get the next rain storm.

      Of course that all depends on where you live. Here in West Texas that opportunity does not present itself as often as in other parts of the state.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. How do you kill an ant hill?

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    1. With Ortho Fire Ant Killer. Here in West Texas they do not form mounds or hills...they are underground.

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  3. No rain, but it was 59* this AM.
    I never bothered the red ants, but those fire ants, anything I could do to get rid of them.

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    1. Lol, I have egg on my face! I called them red ants but they are really fire ants and I hate them!

      They not only bite hard but have eaten up what little vegetation we have.

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  4. I don't know if you get HBO or not. Tonight's movie is Dark Shadows.
    Just thought I would tell you since you are a fan of the original. the rat

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    1. Mr. Rat you have a good memory!

      Thank you for letting me know, while we do have cable...HBO is not among the channels in our package.

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  5. You need to go read Hermit Jim's blog today. It is about Betty Boop. Here is a link: http://hermitjim.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks for letting me know Dizzy. I sure did enjoy the cartoons.

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