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Ants reorganizing .
Takeing note of the Ants behavior .
A few days ago I noticed thousands of ants, covering a large part of our brick patio. Then a day later I took the picture, because sand now covered many portions of the patio. At first I thought, oh well, I guess the ants are coming up for the springtime, to visit our garden.
I became alarmed when the ants activity continued and more and more sand appeared. A friend of mine, whose grandfather planted apple trees in Virginia, years ago, where she was raised, told me that when the ants do this It could mean that a flood or drought is coming. She said that they are reconstructing their ant holes and tunnels to compensate for the weather conditions. So it would be wise for us to follow the ants example and become more industrious, like they are.
We quickly went into drought mode. Meaning, 5 minutes showers would take place until it rained. We are down 8 inches of rain, so far this year. So, I'm thinking we will have a drought this year.
I've taken out the dishpan and will start conserving water while washing dishes. The dishwasher will also be used more than usual. I asked my husband if he could put all his socks and under ware in a separate hamper so I can cut back on the wash loads. All he'll have to do is tell me when he's down to his last few pairs of socks and briefs so I can get ready to do a load of wash for him. I'll do the same. We certainly have enough under garments, so it shouldn't be a problem to give this a try. We've also placed a few buckets of water, outside, to water the vegetable garden.
Hopefully, it won't be too bad and if nothing else, at least we could develop some better conservation habits.
Until we meet again... Francesca27