Dammit to hell and back!!!
THE BLACKFLIES ARE OUT!
I almost came in halfway thru my chores this morning to put my headnet on. This is the earliest they've come out since I've been recording (Hastings-on-the-Lake is where we used to live, half an hour directly south and by the big lake):
2001: May 24th (Hastings-on-the-Lake)
2003: May 28th (Hastings)
2004: June 2nd (Hastings)
2006: May 25th (Hastings)
2007: May 18th (Swamp River Ridge)
2008: May 31st (Swamp Rive Ridge)
2010: May 10th (Swamp River Ridge
Dammit, dammit, dammit! (Claire, I'm SO sorry! It's not like I could have done anything to prevent it, anyway, but . . . !)