Keeping the farm safe from wasps… and haints.

I hate wasps. I’m not, like, tragically allergic to them, but they hurt like hell and swell up like balloons – but at least I can still breathe.

In any case, growing up I always heard that if you paint your porch ceiling blue, they’ll think it’s the sky and won’t make their nests there.


So we decided to paint our porch ceiling blue. The prep – of course – took longer than the actual painting.


But we persisted.

Our helpers
Items that helped immensely:

  • Butcher paper. The slick side repels paint, but tape still sticks to it. 
  • Plastic for covering the house
  • Canvas drop cloths.

So here’s the result.


Still not done with the landscaping.


Closer view.


The noble Mini BeyoncĂ© – named after the funniest blog post I’ve ever read.


And Kanye.

But after all was said and done, I googled to see if it was an old wives’ tale about the wasps… and it kinda is.

On the other hand, it apparently scares away Haints.

So I got that goin for me, which is nice.

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