I was totally unprepared to open the closet one morning and find the walls, floor and ceiling teeming with teeny-tiny crawling black bugs! Apparently some hatching had happened in one of the seed bins. I was totally creeped out and launched into high gear as an exterminator! I sprayed. I mopped. I vacuumed. I hauled the infested seed-filled bins just outside the door onto the side porch while I worked. After two days of lathering, rinsing and repeating the clean-up effort not a single teeny-tiny bug remained. However, in the meantime, the now protein-enriched seed became all the more attractive to my feathered friends; no need to place it in the bird feeders either, they helped themselves directly! Right now I am rethinking my birdseed storage plans. This time I am buying new bins, ones with lids. I haven't repurchased any birdseed, I'm not too buggy about it. At least, not yet.
Life is Good!
On this, the second day of November, I am thankful
for glorious fall days with cloudless sapphire skies.