Now that the snow’s all melting and the world generally looks its muddiest, bedraggled worst, I’m ever so glad for all the fall cleanup I did. Still, the disappearing snow exposes all the unaddressed projects and detritus that needs attention. Today I ringed the fruit trees with Tanglefoot, (hopefully) before those little gossamer rappelling bugs wake up to climb the tree. Wow. That stuff is nasty. It looks and behaves like a cross between taffy and bearing grease, without the pleasant aroma of either. And they give you a two inch stick to apply it with? That is a cruel joke. I really hope the horse doesn’t take an interest in it, is all I can say, because that would be like getting chewing gum out of a toddler’s hair.