The locust plague continues here.
Today was particularly bad. Silly things are everywhere munching, munching, munching. Its really hard to get a photograph that shows how thick they are but you sort of get the picture above. The air is thick with them especially when you walk anywhere. They hop in your face, up your trouser legs. Ick.
I've got the mandatory, very attractive, green shade-cloth fixed to the front of my car to stop the radiator overheating from grasshopper build up. We drove to Bendigo today and the car looks like its been used in a game of paintball. There are hoppers splatted all over the front windscreen.
The paddocks are started to show the signs, clover is gone in most places, brown patches of dead grass everywhere, even the front lawn. They don't seem to be attracted to the vegie patch.....yet.
Just when we thought we had seem enough bugs, all of a sudden giant black wasps have appeared digging holes everywhere and dragging locusts under ground. Its fascinating to watch nature at work but the last thing we need is a wasp bite.
Thankyou everyone for the sore finger sympathy.
The finger is going OK, bit painful but it will get better. I had it redressed today as the dressing the Dr. put on fell off, it was supposed to last five days. The nurse that fixed me up today said Drs are hopeless at dressings.