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June has been an interesting month as far as being able to hang around outside. We have been infested by gypsy moth caterpillars. They are the most disgusting and nasty little things on the planet. They poop and crawl everywhere. When I tell you the poop is out of control, I am not kidding. I remember as a kid in the 1980’s watching my parents and grandparents wrap tin foil around trees and loading up the center of the tin foil with vaseline. The kept the gypsy moth caterpillars from climbing the trees and eating all the leaves.
What I didn’t remember as a kid but clearly know now, was these gross little things make the biggest mess and literally prevent you from being outside and enjoying the summer weather. My mom told me a couple weeks ago that it was so bad in the 80’s that you we didn’t even use our pool for most of the summer. Well, those critters are back and eating every leave in our area and have wrecked our campsite area. We have yet to sit outside and have dinner this month.
You see those black specks, that’s poop! This picture was taken 2 minutes after I swept. It sounds like it’s raining but it’s raining gypsy moth poop. Insane. Hopefully they go away soon and we can enjoy the camp for the rest of the summer. We have a new camper that I will be sharing soon plus my parents have joined in the camping adventures too this summer. They have a site near us this year :).
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