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the ants go marching

I was attempting to clear out some of the dang weeds that have been taking over my garden when I came upon an ant nest. I think they love the covering on the soil. Though they also congregate in places without covering, so maybe they’re just jerks who love stealing my seeds. This was a nest of red ants, of which I am so not a fan.

I texted Noah to start a kettle of water, and then I found this scene going on:

the ants go marching from Jen on Vimeo.

Creepy little buggers, right? Apparently they move fast when they’re being threatened.

Well, shortly after the video was shot, I poured boiling water all over them. Because I’m evil. And because doing so seemed to work well with the other nests I’ve found.

Now if only I could find a way to kill ALL THE MOSQUITOES. I don’t think throwing boiling water in the air is going to do it.

Categories: the garden project

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  • mona Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:08 pm

    I would pour boiling water all over them because they would infest my dreams if I knew they were out there, moving like that.

    • jen Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 7:59 pm

      Creepy, right? So creepy.

  • Becca Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 4:32 pm

    Creepy, but fascinating.

    And still – DEATH TO ALL RED ANTS!

    • jen Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 7:59 pm


  • IrishMum Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 6:31 pm

    Wow, they look really big, are they?

    • jen Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 7:59 pm

      No, they’re actually quite teeny. I just was very, very close.

  • Angella Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 7:27 am

    If you figure out how to kill all of the mosquitoes, I will pay you cash money.

    • jen Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 6:08 pm

      I’m on it!

  • Jennifer V Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 4:26 pm

    Who needs vegetables when you can have seeds. Lol

    • jen Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 6:08 pm

      If the take the growing veggies, too, I will have a full-blown tantrum.