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Digging up Grubs
[caption id="attachment_2728" align="alignnone" width="2448"] Enter Grubs dug from the overwintered veggie garden[/caption]
Preparing the street beds for spring planting I first pulled the winter plants (kale, cilantro), hoed the weedlets, and mixed in complete organic fertilizer (COF). During this process, I unearthed nearly 40 large grubs of varying designs.
Happy happy day for the hens.
Is there a professional or amateur entomologist out there who can help me identify these guys? What do they become? Continue reading
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Horror oh Horror
What’s the only thing better than internal parasites? External parasites! Our hen Blanca has a bad case of chicken lice. I have learned a lot about lice in the past few days researching the problem. 1 – Chicken lice do … Continue reading
Posted in bugs, chickens, pest control, winter Tagged chicken lice, chicken lice eggs 1 Comment
Best Fruit Fly Remedy
Fruit flies can be a bother at other times of the year, but rarely are they as bad as during harvest season when fresh fruits wait for processing on counters and in boxes around the kitchen. For a week now, … Continue reading
Posted in animal behaviour, bugs, Food preservation, fruit, pest control Tagged apple cider vinegar, fruit fly infestation, red wine vinegar 2 Comments
We all know what ladybugs (aka lady beetles) look like. Many of us gardener types also know that they are voracious predators of aphids – fascinating little sap-sucking pests of tender young plants and fruit trees. This spring our Italian … Continue reading
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