ON THE HOMEFRONT

This morning Farmer D and I were on a mission -head hunting mission. To kill and destroy all harlequin bug on the premises.  These natsy little buggers have totally decimated our newly planted salad sowing.    Until the shipment of natural organic killer, pyrethrum, arrives it’s hand to hand combat to save our crops.

This afternoon hope to get loads of preserving done.  Incoming apples, strawberry, elderberry, beans.  Out going – butters, jams and marinate.  A PTF friend brought over some delicious plums from her backyard orchard and will be preserving those also.  Thanks L – love to do another ‘Crop Swap’ soon!

Later tonight our monthly co-op pick up at the Rose Bowl parking lot.  Our co-op coordinator is on vacation so she’s asks us to take over the reigns whiles she’s on vacation.

Then, sending out good thoughts and healthful wishes to all our friends who are having health issues and bouts with some sort of nasty stomach virus that’s going around.  Get well soon!

Wow, four entries today!   Enjoy…

Comments(10)

  1. plantain says:

    I am battling Harlequin bugs myself! Thanks for the tip on pyretheum. I have been utilizing hand to bug combat.

  2. plantain says:

    I am battling Harlequin bugs myself! Thanks for the tip on pyretheum. I have been utilizing hand to bug combat.

  3. Chicago Mike says:

    The best of luck on fighting those harlequin bugs. I have something eating my beans, and I can’t even figure out what it is. looking around tonite.

  4. Chicago Mike says:

    The best of luck on fighting those harlequin bugs. I have something eating my beans, and I can’t even figure out what it is. looking around tonite.

  5. Ruby's Garden says:

    Ah! That must be what we had breeding like mad on the kale. I’ve been trying to figure out what they were and whether they were beneficial or not. Wasn’t sure if we should be encouraging or discouraging the little buggers.

  6. Ruby's Garden says:

    Ah! That must be what we had breeding like mad on the kale. I’ve been trying to figure out what they were and whether they were beneficial or not. Wasn’t sure if we should be encouraging or discouraging the little buggers.

  7. Susan says:

    I share your pain — my warfare is centered on squash bugs! I thought it would be great to plant a lot of zucchini and winter squashes of various types, and now I spend hours every week both spraying pyretheum and hand picking the little buggers off each plant.

    I tend to think live and let live, but the morning I woke up and my zucchini plants resembled that scene from the movie “The Birds” was the breaking point for me.

  8. Susan says:

    I share your pain — my warfare is centered on squash bugs! I thought it would be great to plant a lot of zucchini and winter squashes of various types, and now I spend hours every week both spraying pyretheum and hand picking the little buggers off each plant.

    I tend to think live and let live, but the morning I woke up and my zucchini plants resembled that scene from the movie “The Birds” was the breaking point for me.

  9. Tina says:

    Your back yard is my goal

  10. Tina says:

    Your back yard is my goal

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