The weather continues hot and dry.
I began the day at 4 AM. Went out very early, just at daybreak, to empty the beetle traps. I just rehung one. I decided the one by the zinnia bed was drawing them to the zinnias which they eat. The one in the front yard is being swarmed again. I may not put it back up either. I think now they are drawn more to the sex lure for reproduction than to the plants for food. I will know by tomorrow. The plan is just to spray the beans and others thing they love to eat.
I am very tired of the bug patrol!
Today is garden watering day. I began on the west end and have moved to the east end.
Tomorrow I will do the middle which is the tomato patch.
I picked more cucumbers this morning and will do a few dills without garlic that our daughter likes and then I am finished with pickles.
The raccoon is stealing an ear of sweet corn now and then. He may get them all before they are ready for harvest! He is ignoring the live trap completely.
I watered the 'Grace Bed' yesterday and took this picture just wondering if the water would show. It did.
and the butterflies are still with us,
A Tiger Swallowtail on the phlox again,
My FIL had this birdhouse buried in his shed and wanted to know if I wanted it; I did,
Follow Up on Sting
That hand still has swelling and there is a knot on the back of my hand right at the wrist that is extremely sore to touch, and another just below my wrist about two inches that is very puffy and sore. My hand is still warm to the touch. Whatever it was it really poisoned me. I haven't really felt 100% since it happened.
Would you believe we loaded two bulls this morning and before going back there, I asked DH if he sprayed around the head gate and he said he had...........well a few swarmed again as I shut the trailer gate. I left the area very quickly. I don't know where he sprayed but it didn't get the job done! I couldn't handle another sting.