Saturday, March 12, 2016

Spring Has Arrived! And so have ticks...

What a difference a week of warm temps makes! Almost all traces of snow are gone and there is a certain warmth in the air that makes you believe that spring is really here.

We hiked at the same park we were at last week and so much has changed since then. There are no more ice fishermen out on the lake, in fact there is open water now. We even saw an eagle diving down and catching fish!

The air was filled with bird songs from geese, ducks, woodpeckers, red-wing blackbirds and cranes! It's a sure sign of spring when the cranes return.

Unfortunately, with the warm weather also come bugs... including ticks. And I'm hearing several reports of people finding them all over the state already. If you're in search of a good tool for removing ticks, check out my review of the Tick Twister. I have a couple of these around the house and buy them as gifts for my dog-loving friends all the time - it's a must have!

After our hike, we spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning up the backyard and soaking up as much sunshine and fresh air as possible. It was an awesome day... refreshing both physically and spiritually. There is light at the end of this tunnel we call winter! And it's here.

Ahhh... spring.