We spent three days last week at Homestead Heritage near Waco taking a three day homesteading course at their Ploughshare Institute. It was very inspiring and we’re anxious to get started. Once I can gather my thoughts, I plan to tell you more about what we learned.
Meanwhile, I’ll tell you about our plague of Daddy Long-Legs. After a summer of wasps and grasshoppers, we are having an autumn of spiders. Rural life in Texas is not for the squimish.
Thankfully the Daddy Long-Legs are the good kind of spiders and don’t cause any harm despite the fact they look so menacing with their extra long legs. According to my new Texas Bug Book, they don’t have any bad habits and “add beauty and fascination to nature.” Except when they’re crawling on you and then they're DEAD Daddy Long-Legs!