(Strip Number 5064, Original Publication Date, 22 December 1988)
Panel 1: Mike's horrible day as an unpaid farmhand gets worse when it starts snowing sideways. Since Uncle Thanos is a moron, he tells him that since it looks like a blizzard might be startin' to pick up, they need to get the horses to the barn.
Panel 2: Mike sets things up by saying that boy, he'd sure hate this time of year if he were a farmer.
Panel 3: Since Danny actually is a farmer, he speaks from a certain level of experience when he says that he thinks that this time of year is pretty good.
Panel 4: As they walk through the storm, he tells Mike that fer one thing, there are no flies.
Summary: We're two and a half years or so away from Mike having to see why cluster flies do constitute a problem. Swatting insects does have one advantage, though; you can get rid of THAT sort of pest and not be thrown out of doors for being a bad guest.