I got bit last evening, watching the ice.
Our mosquitoes have ticks.
Cigars and garlic repel all sorts of things!
I have a video uploading, of my drive back up the hill this morning. I don’t think many of them will make it very far. Not for a while, anyway.
Ice out seems magical. I was up at the house in New Hampshire during late winter a few years ago. In the course of a few hours one morning a small hole in the ice in our cove transformed itself into a hundred yards of open water.