I really can't stand mosquitoes. I know a lot of people don't like mosquitoes, even hate them, perhaps, but they still hang out in the great outdoors.
I would rather miss my kid's baseball games, fireworks, camping- any evening outdoor activity, really, then have to deal with those pesky little blood suckers.
And I also do not like bug spray. I just don't. It creeps me out.
So, by the time the weeds are in full swing, the bugs are too- and my garden gets neglected.
The problem became very severe this week because my strawberries ripened.
Now I have to go pick strawberries but there are so many mosquitoes I can hardly stand to be out there long enough to get all of the ripe ones.
Enter the fabulous idea: a large fan.
It is kind of embarrassing really.
I feel like a big wimp- a suburban mom who can't stand to be inconvenienced by a few bites.
But mostly, I just feel really smart.
I take my big old fan out to the garden with me, connected to an extension cord.
Then I pick strawberries and week my garden, all in a nice breeze and a mosquito-free environment.
This is the life.