Spooked by a spider

Yesterday’s surprise happened during evening chores.  I noticed that Abigail, the expectant heifer, needed fly spray applied.  The sprayer is kept in the pig room of the barn, since nothing currently is housed there.  When I opened the door, one of those big huge monstrous, black, hairy spiders leaped out me.  It actually sort of fell onto the door jamb, but at first I thought it jumped toward me.  I did a few seconds of a Lord of the Dance jig (barn/gum-boot interpretation).  Scary-spider scurried into hiding.  I grabbed the sprayer while feeling creepy crawlies all over me and got the heck out of there.

After I sprayed Abigail, I debated finding a new place to store the sprayer, but then pig-farmer wouldn’t know where it was and I would probably forget where I moved it.  So,  when I approached the door to the pig room, I banged on it before opening.  “Hello?  Anyone there?  Get your creepy self outta’ my way!”  Thankfully, none of the people that had been in-and-out throughout the day were around to see/hear the exchange.

After making rice krispy treats at 5:15 a.m. for my son’s work picnic … and drinking (lots of) coffee… this morning is bright and beautiful.  No spiders were haunting.

Ready to play!

Ready to play!

Good sunny morning!

Good sunny morning!



Trying for the best signal.

Trying for the best signal.

Happy August 1 to you.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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4 Responses to Spooked by a spider

  1. My spider dance include screaming! They freak me out!!

  2. pattisj says:

    I couldn’t help noticing all the cuteness in your post, but the hairy-monster spider got all the press! I love the “antenna” ears. I guess the rabbit’s been replaced in the current age. 😉

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