Thursday, July 26, 2012
Hi, I have two new posts below. Readers love the chickens, so there is another chicken post. Also, I figured out how to make an email gadget, so if you want to get an email when the blog is updated, use that email box on the right hand side. I thought "following" did that but it doesn't. If you would like to follow, that would still be cool too. I do not sell email addresses to Santa Claus, aliens, or third parties. You may want to sign up for email cause I may be having some big news in a couple weeks.
Ah, the dreaded cutworm. You tomato growers know what I talk about, the scourge of the garden. These giant caterpillars (and the moth they turn into is this unimpressive, scraggly looking thing) bury themselves in the dirt and come out at dawn and dusk to snack on promising tomatoes. We've tracked down two in our raised bed, below is the fate of a found cutworm on the Scordato homestead. First, the cutworm is hanging out on a plant, content with the tomato bounty before it.
I realized that I posted the wrong bee picture last time, here is the one that shows the tattered wings of the little honeybee. Note the ragged edges, she's done her work for the hive.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Lavender isn't the only thing in our backyard. Andrew now has over 75 grapes including many varieties. He hopes to try his hand at wine over the next few years as the wine grapes get older. This first round of pictures were actually taken last year before I got my fancy macro lens. I love the grapes in spring when their leaves are just beginning to unfurl. I love the lines and edges, and the pink hues in some of them.
Posted by Julie & Andrew at 3:09 PM
Posted by Julie & Andrew at 3:08 PM
Here's an update of the garden, but really another update will be in order soon. We got tons of zucchini, pickled peppers and sugar baby watermelons (I've got some ideas for those) so we'll see. Broccoli is doing well this summer and I seem to be staying just ahead of the worms, they seem to get ready over night, and it's hard to catch them before they over...ripen? Bloom? Of course the first heads are always the largest.
Posted by Julie & Andrew at 3:07 PM