I do spend quite a bit of my time reading research about chickens and telling stories to anyone who will listen about chicken behaviors I observe. Maybe I’m a little bit obsessed with chickens, but they are fascinating.
And there it is. Your ear is ringing; one eye is blurry; you’ve attempted to exchange Black Flies for oxygen, but you still have not been bitten. It’s been one pass around the yard with the mower. You know the bites are coming.
So black flies are good for the environment, but what if they aren’t good for you? What can we do to treat and prevent bites, and what should you know about severe allergic reactions?
Every summer for the last few years, I’ve been feeding our hummingbirds with a couple of feeders, and every summer, I do a little more research and learn a few more things about these amazing birds who visit us each summer and how to provide safe nectar for them.
The first and only time I’ve eaten roadkill was last fall when I ate a deer my husband accidentally hit on our road in rural Maine late one night. The experience was a profound one for me, so, the next day, I told my deer story on Facebook. A dear friend of mine, a born and raised Mainer wrote, “You’ve eaten roadkill. You’re a real Mainer now!”