This is our second summer at the new house. We’re hoping that this invasion, which we’ve experienced both years, isn’t the norm.
The little guy in the photo is a tent caterpillar. He, and about a million of his buddies, have come to visit. They’re on the ground, in the trees, in the bushes, in the house and I even found one in the bedroom carpet the other day.
Some of our neighbors recommend cutting the caterpillar nests out of the trees early in the year. Then they burn the nests. Other neighbors attack in the fall by scraping the eggs off of branches and then burning them. There’s also the chemical method. Wasp spray will usually work on tent caterpillar nests as well.
In the future we plan to add a wine making area to the RV garage. Until then we’ve designated Fridays as Wine Making Days. That means that on Fridays I clear out of the kitchen and The Man of The House as free reign in the kitchen.
Some wine making days he makes wine. But last Friday we bottled some raspberry mead. (Interested in making mead? Click here for a simple mead recipe.)
The mead tastes great, but is a little fizzy. So we’re storing it in the garage refrigerator.
You can find some surprising things when gardening . . .
This is what we’ve got going on in the greenhouse.
Peppers from seed
Tomatoes with flowers
Planted tomatoes grown from seed
The former owner of our house was quite the gardener. We were delighted to find these yellow rhododendrons. I didn’t know that rhododendrons could be yellow until I saw this.