Monday, August 30, 2010

The Wasp Nest

The kids were playing outside today, and wasps began swarming around Adrianne. Luckily she was only stung once, and Lindsey grabbed Callum before he got stung.

After further investigation, this is what we found...

I did some quick research, and found a non-toxic and natural approach to killing the nest off. I simply mixed dish soap and water in my sprayer. The stuff worked great.

If this nest wasn't in the kids playhouse I would have left it be. These wasps or hornets (haven't been able to determine yet) are great pest control since they eat a good number of destructive insects.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mistakes in Year One

Don't plant carrots so close...

Year One carrot harvest