Wednesday, June 29, 2016
I Really Hate These Beetles
Another beautiful day and once again I got off work at my normal time. Of course today I had to go get tags for my truck but believe it or not I walked into the DMV ...... And there was no one there ahead of me!!!! No line at all.
I took a number just to be a smart ass though.
I even had everything I needed for my new tags (really just new stickers) right there in my hand!!!
That whole trip I figure cost me about 6 months worth of good luck but it's worth it.
I then mostly finished up the mowing and trimming that has been neglected for weeks around the Small-Hold and this evening after dinner I hope to mow around the bee hives. It's actually cool enough that putting on the bee suit doesn't fill me with thoughts of dying in a desert or running around in full chemical protection suit while in the army. Man I hated Mob 4 drills.
The only down side was seeing the damage these damned Japanese Beetles are doing to my Apple trees, Grape vines and volunteer corn I am letting grow here and there. These beetles are some kind of super pest. We never had them before until maybe six or seven years ago and then they started multiplying like crazy. The first time I saw one I was like "That's a pretty beetle", now I just wish they would all die.
Since I don't have a big garden this year. Oh who am I kidding I don't really have even a small garden this year and the one we had is now so weed choked thanks to my work schedule it doesn't count anymore. Anyway. With no garden to speak of these beetles are attacking the Apple tree and Grape leaves with a vengeance. I am not totally sure a couple of the smaller Apple trees are going to make it and there isn't a pesticide in the world I have found that works against these things.
After the harsh Winter of 2013 these beetles died off a fair bit but they are back this year in droves. They especially like my Corn when I plant it but Rose bushes and now I find out Apple trees are second on their list of favorite foods.
Damn them straight to Hell!!!
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!