Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Ok, so I thought allergies were getting better for a few days, then something else decided to bloom. I'm allergic to everything green or flowering that blooms in the Spring! I've been staying in-doors so far this week and feeling much better. I'm constantly washing my hands and avoiding Daisy's daily massages. She is a pollen magnet! :-) Now, I'm feeling shut-in and might have to venture out this evening, even if its to go through Starbuck's drive-thru!

Joe cut the grass for the first time yesterday. It looks so nice. He takes pride in our lawn and surroundings to make sure our home looks nice. I appreciate that so much because I do the same...except this time of year I can not work in the yard or my eyes will be swollen shut by dinner time!

Two days ago Joe was in the garage and saw a snake! We see them every year and he usually kills at least one. Last year was the only year, out of 5 so far, where he hasn't killed or seen one. We know there are Copperheads around these parts. Joe killed what he believes to be a 3 ft. Copperhead two summers ago. (he shot it with his .22) Our neighbors have seen them as well. We also have black snakes, but they are supposed to be the "friendly" ones. Ok, so Joe sees one where the garage door opens and closes. He grabs his hockey stick and tries to decapitate it. (This is a baby snake mind you.) He killed it, but the head is still attached. So, I thought I'd share a picture with you and if anyone of you are snake experts feel free to chime in on what kind you think it is.

*This picture is taken up close, zoomed in. Its probably 10-11 inches or so. Also, the tip of the tail is not yellow/green, which I believe is a trait of young Copperheads.


Blogger Rachel said...

Ewww! I am not a fan of snakes AT ALL. I get the willies just looking at the picture of this one in your driveway. Does this happen only in the springtime or do you get them year round? I hope that the pollen count will go down soon. I would imagine that you would love to be enjoying the nice weather. Take care and watch your step:).

4:48 PM  
Blogger Stephens said...

Whew--I am glad we don't have those to deal with. I can't believe how many snakes you've had around your place since you moved there. Yuck!

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes! I could not handle snakes again been there and done that while living in Ky. You are a brave woman Sarah.
I seen 2 gardener snakes last year for the first time so now I do not do lawn work, I hire it done.

8:51 AM  

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