As I carefully made it down the stairs this morning to start the bottles and coffee pot (eye still an issue) I turned on the oven because I was going to make a Spanish Baked Omelet for breakfast... As I warmed the formula, put on my outside duds and plugged in the coffee pot there was a strange smell. I figured - Grace I guess you need to put these clothes in the wash today.
As I ran through my brain what I might be doing today I kept smelling something nasty. Last night there was fire smoke in the air for many hours - a small pasture fire about 5 miles from me - that is a whole other story. As the bottles where ready I went out the door and to the babies in the barn. As always they are thrilled to see me as if I had been gone for a week. I SO LOVE THAT! It is wonderful to be needed and missed.
As I headed back to the house and still in my brain I opened the kitchen deck door and greeted by smoke and a really nasty nasty smell. I ran to the oven and pulled the door open - YUCK!!! What is burning in the there??? You will not believe what I found after I got the smoke to clear... MILLER MOTHS!!!
Oh My Gosh - I could not believe my eyes or nose.... I tried to take a picture but you could not make them out because they where piles of ash.. Ok there will be no Spanish Omelet for me... I let the oven cool, got out the shop vac and sucked them up and went about wiping the oven out. By that time I decided an omelet on top of the stove was on the menu or maybe even cold cereal. I must admit this is the first time this has ever happened - we get tons of Miller Moths here during this time of year and the Swallows just love but how did they get into the oven ?? NO, I did not leave the door open.. Just another mystery for the Funny Farm but I guess from now on I will check the oven before turning it on... They really smell nasty when baked...