Thursday, August 9, 2012
With temps in the 90's lately, we have had to weed the garden more frequently. Today we were trying to keep up with it all but only succeeded in weeding between the rows of zucchini, potatoes, green onions, hot peppers, eggplant and tomatoes. I know it sounds like a lot. Not so. Our rows are very short with only about three of each type of vegetable. These are blueberries (check the size of these beauties!) and the other picture is globe green and yellow zucchini, along with some crookneck squash. They are all very delicious, and right out of the garden makes them even better.
When I went up to turn off the pool filter I found this poor guy and fished him out with the little skimmer. Some kind of a tree beetle, they seem to live in just about every state from Idaho down to New Mexico. Good thing he was already dead, I don't do things that crawl or fly. He was nearly 3" long with those antennae stretched out.
Dexter, our puppy is now about eight months old. If he doesn't stop dragging my planted flower pots all over the yard and chewing them up, he may not make it to nine months. He is such a playful pup. But the 'destroyer' as we call him is getting in more trouble than he needs. He attacked some mailing boxes I had stacked with my spinning supplies. Grrrrrrr.