I was clearing out the logs from the trees that David and his brother had cut down in the backyard from a few years ago. We had been saving it for firewood, but since we have never actually built a fire, I decided I'd take them to the curb.
So, I was throwing the logs into the wheelbarrow (that by the way has a flat tire and do you know how hard it is to push a wheelbarrow full of logs up a driveway with a flat tire?) and what do I see, but....
Great day in the morning! It was the hugest black widow spider I have ever seen in my life. People, this picture does not do it any justice. This thing was huge! It totally CU-REEEEPED me out! I don't think there is anyone who dislikes spiders as much as I do. I don't mind snakes. Rodents? No big deal. But spiders? EEEEWWWW!!!
I could barely bring myself to blog about it because I didn't want to see the picture!
I was just reading a homeschool magazine article last night about this mom who came across a black widow and put it in a jar for a science lesson. They kept it in the kitchen. And it had babies!
I have seriously never been that desparate for a science lesson.
What's that you say? Spiders are good? They eat mosquitoes? Go ahead you little eight legged critters, but just stay out of my sight. I don't want to know nuthin' about it.