Wednesday, July 14, 2010

U-G-L-Y You Ain't Got No Alibi

This is a tomato worm.  In real life, it is about as wide as an adult finger and about 4 inches long.   And just look at the pointy thing on its tail!  Thank goodness for boys on the farm.  Here was the conversation tonight:
Boys:  "You want to see a tomato worm?"
Girls:  "Eeewww!  Gross! Wait, let me look closer.  No, wait, take it away!"
Boys:  "OK, when you're done looking, we better squish it for you."
Girls:  "Why?"
Boys:  "You don't want to get your shirt dirty."
Girls:  "Our shirts? Wait, how do you squash it?"
Boys:  "With your foot, but oh man, that's a thick worm."
Girls:  "Eeewww!"

Goodnight, and pleasant dreams.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's a Jungle Out There

It's amazing what a little rain, humidity and warm weather can do.  The plants seem to just explode!  Yes, I know we have a farm, but I am still amazed that we plant these tiny seeds and things grow.  I don't think the wonder of that will ever go away.  For some of the vine plants we have, first, mounds were made and the seeds were planted in the top of the mound.  I like to tell people it they are the burial mounds for all the rabbits who eat our produce.  We have mounds for cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash.  It is amazing how fast they have grown.

The first picture was taken June 7, and the second picture was taken June 24.