After a couple weeks of very heavy rain (two back-to-back record months), combined with the hottest summer on record, we're being inundated with mosquitos. We have a wide variety of species, from the ubiquitous ones that bite at dusk, to the daytime varieties, including the giant Gallinipper. (Bites like the dickens, btw.) Our ducks are doing what they can to eat as many bugs as they can find, but our field is so bad that, even though it finally dried up enough to work, I'm not taking my mules out there until it lets up. It's that bad. Hoping this week's hot & dry weather bakes the little demons and things get back to normal. Climate change is playing havoc with a lot of things. I really hope this bug thing isn't the "new normal."