OK, I’ve dealt with mosquitoes in the yard but in the last two days I’ve picked up several wood ticks. I don’t yet have mature trees. These guys walked ~100 yards or so from the neighbours’ yards. They climb up into weeds or grass and hitch rides on passing mammals who have such lovely nutritious blood. Damned evolution! There was no need at all for these parasites yet you invented them anyway. The weather the last few weeks has been ideal for them, my weeds, and mosquitoes too.
Still, most of my trees are surviving and I have a few rows of beans that seem ambitious. I planted my last vegetable seeds today despite muddy conditions. Gradually my soil is improving..