Wonderful Spring is in the air!!
No, it is not from the lovely flowers blooming or the clean fresh scent of the pine trees swaying in the gentle breeze... ON NO - it is Stink Bugs and Skunks!!!
This week I have had the pleasure of stepping on several stink bugs before I realized they were there - NASTY!!! Luckily it has been warm enough that I opened windows and doors in the house to tried and get this nasty smell out of my nose and what seemed to be everything I touched.
Last night as I almost had that done and was thankful that my stomach could settle down it bit..
I was typing away at the computer with the window open and I just about gagged.. A skunk was under the window and had placed itself on the Welcome mat at the doors of the shop. Just then the dogs started barking and away the smell was sprayed... I ran closing doors and window all the while saying "Your not going to throw up, Grace".. Like a mad women I was shutting things up but it was too late. It was in the house big time. I grab the flood light and went around the house windows seeing if I could see where he ran to. I was so worried that he might head towards where the bottle kids had been lounging outside enjoying the night without everyone else. I calculated my changes of running into the skunk and saving my sweet ones. Well, you know me out the door I went running and gathering the little ones up and placed them in their barn. I then ran to the dogs trying to see if they could tell me where it was - what I got was a real surprise - three big ones running in the direction of the chicken coop. Crap!!!
Well, after shining the flood light on them and make noise at a distance they ran towards the forest. After calming everyone down and me holding my breathe to cross the shop doors I got in the house and took off my clothes for fresher smelling ones and tossed them on the back deck. Then in my silly way I started to burn scented candles (See Boys I do burn them) and hoped for the best. WRONG! I wont even tell you what that smelled like but think of old outhouse with Pine Sol.. Needless to say Grace did not get to bed until past midnight - it is hard to sleep with Peppy La Pew smell heavy in the air.
Just goes to remind us - snow drifts = no skunks!!
What is your favorite good smell of Spring?? A few of mine are the pine trees, the mint that grows all over this farm and the corn chip smell of a llama and the earthy smell while snuggling my bottle goats. O.K. now it is your turn...