Living on a homestead is our dream come true. We have chickens and guineas and ducks. The goats and a calf will follow very soon this spring along with rabbits.
We have gardens to grow and can our own food. We have fruit trees and lots of different fruit bushes and vines.
What was missing from our homestead you ask?
Why, ants, of course!
Two Christmases ago we bought Ms. Firecracker (7) an ant farm. She loved it. The other kids drooled over it. She loved those little ants so much but they only lasted for a few weeks. She “loved” them too much. She did try replacing them last summer with ones she caught. That didn’t work out all that well. They were fire ants and they kept biting her but she was not detered. Her newly acquired ants lasted several days until her brother (Short man-9) decided to play earthquake. Ms. Firecracker still has not forgotten what he did.
While getting a script as well as some ink cartridges filled at Wallgreens I found this:
These wonderful ant farms usually retail for about $10 each.
Did I pay $10? No. How about $6? Nope.
Wallgreens had these on sale at 3 for $11.98! Woo Hoo!!! How is that for a bargain? I, of course, bought 3. Now all 4 of the older kids will have an ant farm to take care of. Ms. Independent (3) won’t be happy not having one so I will have to find a “pet” to distract her with. LOL Any ideas?????