Yesterday morning after enjoying our coffee on the front porch, Country Boy and I walked around our property trying to find a new location for our vegetable garden and possibly a pasture down the line for some dairy goats. Our property is mostly wooded with a clearing for basically the house and the front and back yards. We love it because it is very private and the temperature is always cooler than in town.
Country Boy took this image a while back but this is what our property looks like. (He did a great job!)
While we were walking around, Country Boy walked into this...
A rather large Banana Silk Spider! Yikes!
I'm not sure who was more afraid, my hubby or the spider!
But, let me tell ya... Country Boy jumped back, arms flailing and the spider went scurrying to the top of his web! If you knew my hubby, you would know that nothing bothers him. Except spiders. Get the picture now?! I'm just glad I wasn't directly behind him or he would have backed into me, knocked me down and then landed on top of me! (Things you learn after almost twelve years of marriage... don't walk too close when in the woods, heehee! But, do let him walk in front of you for just this reason... I know, I know, I'm terrible... knowing his fear of spiders and all.. what can I say?! Better him than me?!)
Do you see the other spider in the web? That's a typical size spider. This one that Country Boy came face to face with (and they're always at face level... ever notice that?) is M-A-S-S-I-V-E! After recovering a bit, he grabbed a stick to knock it down and kill it but I wouldn't let him because I had to get a picture! So, after giving hubby and the spider some time to calm down, I went back and took these images. He's forgotten about the spider for now...
It has been a beautiful day today! We woke up to temps in the mid-sixties. Country Boy headed off to work while I headed into town to the local supercenter to get some food for the animals... cats, birds, squirrels. Oh, and some produce for us humans! Then I headed outside and started prepping the garden for the fall crop. More on that later! I've had the house opened up all day and I'm lovin' it!
I hope you're having a fantastic weekend! I know I am!
Till next time,