A few days ago, I was outside photographing another Milk & Cream Co. sign when my daughter came rushing up to me saying, "Hurry, take their photo before he flies away!"
It constantly amuses me that this girl has always loved snakes, praying mantises, and even huge hissing bugs (and I have no idea what they were), yet she's always been terrified of spiders - even daddy long-legs. Her nickname has always been Miss Muffet for that reason.
I see creepy little eyes when I look at this critter, but she said, "He looks so cute, doesn't he?"
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess. The praying mantises are huge by our house this year. I'm assuming it's because we didn't get our pasture grass mowed this year. Early in the spring the creek behind our house flooded our field and with the water came a ton of weed seeds, so we didn't get it cut to bale the grass. The grass is taller than our miniature horse and even our quarter horse gets totally lost out there. The critters have had it all to themselves and have been feasting.
My Milk & Cream Company signs have been such great sellers in my shop. I mainly sell smaller, photo frame size ones now, but I still have a bunch of antique windows in my barn and need to clear space in there, so I figured I better get busy making signs out some of them. I added coat hooks to the sides of this one, because I love making my window signs useful. This is the largest Milk & Cream sign I've made - it is about 34 x 28. It's available in my shop HERE.
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