Unknown to me there was a wasp nest under the table so when it was grabbed and moved about 6 wasps were disturbed and all flew in my direction. Fortunately I am still agile and able to move fairly quickly however one wasp was quicker and took a liking to my arm by latching on....painfully. I was able to flick it off, race inside where an ice pack was applied and an antihistamine taken.
Once the sting had subsided somewhat time to get on with dinner and other duties. Needless to say hubs and I did not eat dinner outside due to the fact that the wasps had become very active. Just on dusk they had settled down so time to go out with the trusty wasp spray which has a very good spray jet that allows you to stand back safely quite some distance from the nest and direct the nozzle where it needs to go.
I was able to get all the wasps in one go. That table has been in the same position for 20 years or more and used daily with never a wasp seen near it let alone 6 in one nest under it. We will be vigilant from now on and make sure to check under the table before using it.
These are the little tomatoes that were left behind in a hurry...…..I went back this morning to pick them plus others after doing wasp lookout duty.
Today I have an itchy red patch on my arm - about the size of a small egg. More ice has been applied and another antihistamine taken but it could have been worse - all 6 could have taken a disliking to me.
Another good day to stay indoors, keep cool, do some sewing plus finish off the book that I am reading.
Back soon and in the meantime
Happy sewing all