Well, I guess we won’t be enjoying an abundance of squash this month! We are now down to one plant, thanks to the plague of grasshoppers that are rapidly devouring their favorite plants. This is all that is left of most of the squash- a few stems. The white althea looks the same way. They have moved on to the chrysanthemums. I’m not sure if tomorrow’s rain will make a difference in the population, but I’m hoping that at least a few of them drown.
Now that the peach tree is bare, it looks like the apple tree has become the new buffet table. I’m not optimistic about actually eating one. In the first place there were only ten apples. And apples will only ripen on the tree, so I can’t pick them early.
I AM still hopeful about eating a few grapes. There are so many! Surely we will all be able to share.
At least I had a helper today and he was trying to eat his share of the ravenous insects. I first spotted him while I was still in the house and I took one photo through the window, thinking that he would run as soon as I opened the back door. Well…he did. He ran about fifty feet out into the pasture and then came back and hopped the fence and ran around the house and into the woods. I hope he gets hungry and comes back.
I finally admitted today that summer is also coming to an end and I ordered some supplies I need for my classroom. As much as I still love teaching, I know that in the next few weeks I’ll be anxiously attempting to finish some projects that must be abandoned once I go back to work. There are only so many hours in a day!