I was sitting beside our little front yard pond with my ridiculously creative friend The Aardvark and his son, talking about our respective businesses, dealing with manipulators, plants, the strange heresies of modern Christianity, the merits of cigars from various nations, infant baptism vs. Believer’s baptism, the dangers of radioactivity in sushi, etc.
Suddenly I spotted something weird in the pond.
It was a wolf spider dragging a mud dauber wasp across the surface… or wait… no… the wasp! The wasp was dragging the wolf spider!
I think the little gal had stung more than she could carry because she kept climbing to the top of a stand of water chestnuts, then falling down again.
Can you see her in the reeds?
Let’s get closer:
That’s a brave little wasp to have hunted down a spider three times her size. Kind of reminds me of Rachel.
Though I like having plenty of spiders on my homestead, I don’t begrudge the occasional loss to one of our plentiful wasps.
After all, wasps are my friends!
It’s nice to simply sit outside and observe the many natural interactions in my food forest.
From frogs to birds, millipedes to earthworms, armadillos to owls, butterflies to gopher tortoises… we have a very happening homestead. Build it and they will come!