What do goat skulls, prickly pears, and chiggers have in common?
They all are in Sidney,TX, my soon-to-be home. I'm moving out to the country. I understand some of you may live in the country, some may live in the bush, and some of you may live in the boonies, but I haven't yet and it's a little freaky. In my town there will be a post office, a school, the Baptist Church, and the Church of Christ. This school will be Emma's school and it consists of kindergarten through 12th grade. We call it Sidney School. We will live two houses away from the school, but, unfortunately, that is about a mile away.
So, sometimes coyotes come around and kill animals and the town folk have a poacher come out and find 'em and shoot 'em. But, then, they leave a dead carcass hangin' on the fencepost on the side of the road... It gets to smelling really nasty and you can't walk down the road without getting completely disgusted. It's awesome!
We went on a walk the other day and found a goat skull. We took it back to the house only to find a hornets nest in it. At least we pulled a tooth out of it before we threw it out!
For all of you city folk, chiggers aren't actually as freaky as one might suspect. If you think about it, it could be kinda gross because there's a bug under your skin but really it's just like a mosquito bite but it itches a little longer. The itching is easily solved with a nice coating of clear nail polish which suffocates them. Okay, it's gross but what can you do?
Finally, don't live in an ugly place. Sidney is better looking than Abilene but I really don't want to live where cactuses flourish! They're so freakin' ugly. And they're pokey!