Friday, November 14, 2008

No worries, it's just maggots!

Yesterday morning it seemed like I spent an eternity scooping dog poop outside. Since the poop bucket is next to the compost bin, I decided to stir up that yummy sludge of veggie scraps and grass clippings. It also had two pumpkin carcasses in it. As soon as I tossed the bin to the ground to rotate things around the pumpkin guts came oozing out and they were full of grubs! AAAH! Little miny grubs just swarming around in juicy rotting pumpkin ooze. Gross. My worst nightmare has happened and my entire compost bin has been infested. I would have been devastated, but then I thought to myself, "well, if I've got grubs I must be doing something right." There was seriously not a dang thing I was going to do with those nasty little beasts right then so I sifted things up, stabbed a few of them with the end of the pitchfork, and went about my business of laundry.

Later that afternoon I was discussing my grub plight with April. I knew she would sympathize because the Sauers are King and Queen of Grubs (long may they garden!). But oh the enlightened one matter-of-factly informed me that they were "probably just maggots." Probably just maggots. Hmm, I think I feel better. Well, I know I feel better. As long as I don't have to spend all afternoon digging nasty fat grubs out of a pile of stinking rotting vegetables, I'll be fine. I was trying to come up with a way to bribe Ryan and Justin to come over since they seem to like the grubs. No worries, it's just maggots. Gross.

On a less disgusting note, Tyler was dusting my end table and I was mortified by the layer of dust that was there. It was like a light layer of dust had just settled and when he wiped away what was in his reach there was a nice white coating left in the corner. Who has that much dust?! No worries, it was just flour. I had ground some wheat a few days earlier and had been too lazy to take it outside. Even though Crystal gave me her extra filter, it apparently did not do such a good filtering job. I do remember a haze of white in both the kitchen and living room that evening so I'm going with flour dust and I'm stickin' to it.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I agree with April. It's probably just maggots. I know it's gross too but at least when you put them in the garden they just die instead of munching on the roots of your plants.