You know how, on summer nights, children go out and play until the dusk overtakes them? After supper tonight, ours went out and frolicked between thunderstorms and caught...snails. The snails have scaled up to the tops of my delphinium and hollyhocks. They lurk on the front steps. They sway in the chamomile. But now their damp-induced rampage is imperiled: The girls have discovered that the chicks love to eat them, emphasis on love.
This is what one-hundred snails look like. I know because nine-year-olds count when they capture snails.
(For the squeamish among us, just take comfort in the fact that their daddy is currently sitting on Fern and Blossom and scrubbing them with hot water, soap, and a fingernail brush.)
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