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Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Unwelcome Guests

Wolf Spider

Grass Spider

We get both of these types of spiders in our house.  Every time we come across one we call my son, who rescues it.  However, today, the grass spider got the shoe.  I had to borrow a photo on-line to show you what they look like.  They are not small either.

I went to make my bed this morning and one was curled up in my bed covers.  The difference between the two spiders, is that the grass spider can crawl up things - ewwww is right.
The other day, we discussed this, and I said to my 12 year old daughter, "just imagine what's in your clothes when you put them on."

"MOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! she cried.

I killed one the other day on the bedroom floor too.  We are getting more than we'd like inside this year.  I hope that's not a sign that we will have a hard winter.  

I guess I better be cleaning down any spider webs there may be in here.  Sheesh.  I opened a tool drawer and there was one in there too.

I guess it's that time of year where we need to check the insides of our shoes, boots and slippers, and shake out the blankets and clothes. 

4 comments:

Candy C. said...

Yeah, I've noticed more spiders in the house recently too. They usually get the shoe around here, nobody is brave enough to rescue them!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I've read that HORSE APPLES (or hedge apples, or osage orange...different names according to region)
anyway, I read that if you put them in the cupboards and around your porch and house it keeps the spiders away.

I actually saw some lying under the Bois d'arc tree the other day and thought I should bring them up for the same reason. We have some spiders in our utility room and back portion of our house.

Have you heard this? Or tried it?

simplicityinthemaking said...

I thought we have had more then the normal amount of spiders all summer long. I am forever shop vacuuming them up.

Amander15 said...

I found a couple editing errors. (tsk, tsk*) And how dare you kill that poor harmless spider. What if he/she had children?? Hmm?? Now they'll become orphans and have to live in some castle with an evil stepmother. What were you thinking you crazy lady?? :)