- Thank you for your help on the larvae. I'm so embarrassed that I didn't seek out pictures of the larvae of the Colorado Potato Beetles - especially since I'd seen the beetles running around. This morning we had a party that involved our potato patch, many hands, and a bucket of water. It was a very successful party - you've never partied until you've been to a larvae picking party with everyone singing Laurie Berkner songs.
- Two nights ago, there was a trailer there. Yesterday morning the trailer was gone and this was (is) what was left. I walked out on my porch and was stunned to see it just gone.
Three families lived there in that little trailer. I never got to know them because they were quite private. We waved to each other when they picked up mail, but living as they do, with no official papers, they were extremely cautious of forming relationships outside of their own culture. I don't know why they had to move so quickly - though I can guess. I hope they're able to find work wherever they're going. This is very common in the area we live in and it makes me very, very sad.
- We went to a local greenhouse to pick up one or two more flowers for the butterfly garden. They happened to be having a huge clearance sale on their plants - annuals *and* perennials - so we picked up a few more than one or two.
This morning we placed them in the garden where we wanted them and stood back to look at it. Then Hannah went in and picked up ones she didn't like the placement on and moved them around.Those large plants on the border are sunflowers - they are growing so fast.
She had help. Unwanted help, but help nonetheless.One of the plants we got was called catmint.I didn't think it would have the same effect as catnip, but it does.This would have been a good unschooly moment to talk about drugs and how they can affect your life, turning you into a creature who doesn't care that a dog's chewing on your tail because you're too busy rubbing your face in the drug of choice. But I didn't take the chance - we just giggled.
Tomorrow it's branding and haying for us. Should be fun.