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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kitchen Happening – Check Before Using, You’re In Texas Now

 

In my rural Texas kitchen it is pretty important to check the insides of pans and mugs before using them.  Here’s why:

This second scorpion was still alive!  He wasn’t very lively, but possibly enough to sting. 

As you might guess, it’s a bit shocking to find these critters in my kitchen cupboards!  I don’t know why, but something about scorpions really freaks me out.  We have had a little less of this since the chickens are free ranging more right up around our house.  But, as long as there are bugs to eat they are still around, so look before you use and don’t grab mugs with your thumb inside!

Oh, and watch for small piles of dead bugs where there is no obvious spider web.  In such cases it is likely you’ll find a scorpion lurking about.

6 comments:

  1. Ugh! I would be freaked out by them too! How awful!!

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    1. Having them on the floor is bad enough, but finding them in the dishes or on the wall is just horrible!

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  2. Oh my! And we are scared to death of spiders?????

    hehe...

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    1. I don't like spiders either, and we have some bad ones around here - black widows and brown recluse. But, for some reason scorpions give me the creeps worse, even though most of ours are not that dangerous here. :-)

      By the way, I've been meaning to comment on several of your posts for awhile. Just know that I have been reading over there. :-)

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  3. hehe... I just saw this :) Seems like I have commented on a few other posts here, but they are not working :/ I hope this one does :(

    I do hope you are having a lovely, blessed day :)

    Rejoicing in him, Patrizia

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    1. Actually, I do see a previous comment here, which I answered. If you commented on more than two recently, then maybe some aren't coming through. I do moderate them, and it takes awhile to get to it sometimes. But, maybe some things just weren't showing for you last night for some reason. Sometimes the blogging programs have glitches. Ha. My husband - a programmer by trade and hobby - would say, "Bad programming, but what can you expect for free." ;-)

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