Living where Big Winter a fact of life means being prepared before the drifts hit the top of the fence.
DH has tuned up the snow thrower. He has also put his ice fishing gear in order. This includes several month’s supply of live bait; also known as mealworms.
"Common mealworms" (Tenebrio molitor) are probably the most widely raised feeder insect available. Mealworms are extremely easy to keep. Just store them in your refrigerator at 45-50 degrees F. and they go into a dormant state and will last for months.”
“Gross maggots,” is what I call them. I drew the line at them living in our fridge when they escaped their container and were chowing down on the lettuce.
Now DH and his buddies keep their mealworm stash in a refrigerator in a garage far, far from our house. That doesn’t mean they don’t show up in the pockets of jackets; therefore, adding another adventure to doing laundry. One year some of the little beauties survived in a pocket long enough to hatch out and fly about the house as huge insects.
Beavis is looking forward to snow. He brought home a new snowboard from the ski swap.
My investment in winter…
New snow shoes for Baby Blue Subaroo. She should be able to get me to my favorite cross-country ski spot without a blowout on the hill of terror this year.