Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fly-catcher, a summer must

I love eating outside as much as I hate flies. So, after trying several fly-catcher methods, I can say without a doubt that this one is the most efficient. It's eco-friendly, low maintenance and, after the initial purchase, does not require any additional expense. If you look at it carefully, and you are somewhat handy, you could even make one from recycled material found around the house. The only thing you need to put inside the jar is poop and some water to keep it moist as long as possible. So, if you have a dog or cat, that's great. If not, you could put meat or fish. I check on it every two weeks - and have Brian add more poop because I could not touch it with a 10-foot pole. By autumn, that jar is black with dead flies. He then has the nasty job of emptying it into a hole in the ground where it will become compost. It hangs at the end of our driveway near the composter bin. Add a few scented candles on the table and you can enjoy a really nice meal outside - we do it all summer long.


My beautiful baby girl
View of the dinning area from the shed/playhouse's balcony.


benry said...

I laughed when I read that Brian has to clean it up

A. Kadowaki Busby said...

Brian is my 'go to guy' when nasty, smelly stuff is involved - he's my hero.


sunshine said...

Awwww, your little girl is beautiful!! :) She does look a lot like you. How old is she?

Okay. That sounds nasty but.. it's a great idea!
Hmmmm.. I don't know which one of us would be cleaning it though.. We'd probably just have to throw it out after the season was over.
My husband has an even weaker stomach than I do! :P

Thanks for the tip. I might just give it a try.


A. Kadowaki Busby said...

Astrid is 12 (I can't believe it). She's my mini-me, but a million times better.

Oh ya, you need a partner ready and willing to do the cleaning up.

Thanks for dropping in.