Every Picture Tells A Story!
So today I found a picture of a grasshopper on my new favorite picture site called pixabay. I really don't like grasshoppers at all, and if one jumped on me outside I most likely would scream. My first thought at seeing this picture is the horror that Laura Ingal's family went through in the book On The Shores Of Plum Creek. This family always had bad luck of one kind or another, but this episode of their lives was something I would never wish to go through. One summer when it was close to harvest time--the family sees a strange cloud approaching, but when it gets closer it's raining grasshoppers. Except it's not a rain cloud, but a swarm of the insects. They can't even milk a cow without grasshoppers getting into the milk when they bring it into the house. The only creatures happy to see them are the chickens who can't believe how lucky they are to eat without any effort. The Grasshoppers eventually leave, but Pa can't plow and plant the next year since they laid eggs all over the ground, and soon enough the eggs hatch and they are devested again, when there are millions of these flying insects. I don't know if I could stand going through something like this, but they were pros at the hard stuff. If you haven't read all the Little House books, then I would highly recommend them.
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