Here is our farm for the holidays. It is now all taken down and put away until next Christmas. It was an all day chore, but my husband helped 'git 'er done. This was a cold night with rain and wind across our duck pond at night. The blue and white LED lights are so bright in the crisp night. The LED lights do not get hot and use less electricity. I also added a small bunch of solar LED lights to our mailbox as a try out. They worked except when the headlights hit them, they go out, but come back on instantly and stay on for 8 hours. Will have to add more of them where we have no outlets.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.