Despite the continued cold and snowy winter, it’s time for seed-catalogs, chick orders, and generally dreaming about the growing season to come.
Sometime last fall I spotted this terrifying-looking wasp nest hanging above the goat run behind the shed. Look at the size of that thing! It was way too high to reach with wasp spray, so there was no feasible way to safely remove it during the warm season, and I mentally put it on the list of things to do before the spring thaw.
Between clearing the latest snowfall from our paths yesterday and my numb fingertips forcing me inside, I saw it again and decided this was one little bit of spring preparation I could do now.
While I had hoped to be able to bring it down in one piece so we could study it, I was able to barely reach it with the pruning pole-saw, so a bit more bashing was necessary. It broke in two, but still affords a pretty good look at the inside of the nest.
(Of course I had goat helpers. Everything that happens in the goat area comes with free goat helpers.)