Thursday, August 2, 2012

The buzz on a clean porch

Maybe I am a bit of a tree hugger, well I don't like to kill things. I carry spiders outside, I flip crickets across the yard, but I can't outright stomp or squash creatures. As long as they aren't bothering me, I won't bother them. I couldn't stand looking at my dingy porch ceiling and rails any longer and it was time for a cleaning. 
I had one small nest of buzzing yellow jackets in the corner and I tried to stay out of there way. They took the smell of bleach, held on tight while I sprayed the water hose all around them and they didn't move from there nest of pearls. 

Here is the dirty part of the ceiling.
 This is after it is cleaned. All I used was a scrub brush and bleach and water.

 The clean is on the left and look how gray and dirty the right.
 The whole house could use a good scrub, but I see the porch more often walking in and out.
 Very gray and dirty here.
Much better!

 I didn't clean one corner.....I just figure they will be gone soon after the babies hatch and then I can knock it down. I noticed a spider that was their neighbor, wonder who tries to eat who?

There is something about the beauty of nature.


  1. Replies
    1. You will have to come over and have a glass of wine with me on the new clean porch!

  2. what's going on with the porch now?

  3. I’m a tree-hugger myself. But I wouldn’t risk my family, especially my kids, from being stung by a swarm of bees. On to removing those dark spots on your porch, you may use a pressure washer. It’d be much faster, and it would easily remove those stains. So, did the bees hatch already?

    Kylee Groves

  4. I grew up on a farm. I'd whack them down. Sorry.