This morning, I made myself a nice cup of steaming-hot coffee -- cream, sugar, one teaspoon of each -- stirred it and three ants floated to the top, all deader than a nail or a pop star past his prime. (Now that's good coffee!)
Checking, yes, the Sugar In The Raw, with its handy (but hardly hermetic) metal pour spout, was thoroughly infested with tiny ants.
The coffee area next to the stove is a new place for them to show up; in previous years, they have preferred the sink and microwave side of the long, narrow kitchen here at Roseholme Cottage. But I shouldn't have been surprised; after all, sugar, ants.
I have backup sugar, because of course I do; usually there's a box of sugar and a jar of coffee creamer warming up on the sidelines. It just so happens that I hadn't picked up the next box of sugar yet but I always have a box of 10X confectioner's sugar in the cupboard and usually one of brown sugar, too. That's just how it's done. (Thanks, Mom!) I went with the confectioner's for this morning.
Time to rig the kitchen for summer. It's a good excuse to go through it and straighten things up.
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