Maybe we shouldn't have watered the grass so much.
We're actually in the market for a new mosquito fogger for the campground. They had an old one here, but it was probably 30 years old, and the base of it actually rotted away when I tried to use it last year. A good commercial size one is not cheap, but if we can get another 30 years out of the next one then it'll be money well spent. Besides, we want to have happy campers, and mosquitoes don't make for happy campers!
Our young great horned owls are growing up quickly. In fact, one left the nest a couple of days ago. We spotted it not far away, but just the fact that it was in a different tree means that it's trying out it's wings.
What a change from only three weeks ago.
It looks like we've got a part time house guest for the rest of the summer. Provided things go well. One of the ladies running the canteen has an 11 year old Jack Russell terrier named Cassie, and she asked if Cassie could stay with us because her sister doesn't want her in their trailer. We don't mind, in fact it's kind of fun to have a dog around again.
Cassie and Ruth
So far, Cassie is no trouble. She was a little antsy at bedtime last night and it took her a little while to settle down, but hopefully that's just the first night jitters and she'll be okay in a day or two.
Time to stock up on Thermacell refills! We wrote about the best way to deal with mosquitoes last year here...
And yes, they're still available at Amazon...