Well, we are certainly not in charge of much here in the woods. Mother Nature reigns supreme. We left for a couple of days and when we returned Mama Bird and two of her eggs were gone without a trace. I’m thinking a hawk or eagle may have swooped down and grabbed the eggs and scared away Mama (or even worse). There wasn’t even a piece of shell or anything left in the nest as evidence of the tragedy. Very strange and sad, because I looked forward to seeing three small beaks peeking out of the nest waiting for a meal. Bummer!
I am happy to report that I have not seen spiders in the cabin since my husband sprayed around the outside of the building. I have definitely learned to relax around here and having the spiders gone really reduces my stress level. I know that sounds silly, but I was a little jumpy with spiders appearing around every corner. Bedtime proved the most stressful, since I imagined bugs in my bed crawling on me as I slept. Totally creepy!
My life feels very settled and calm overall (of course I have Mommy moments now and then, but those occur on or off the lake…) and my experience living here has surpassed my expectations.