Monday, June 2, 2008

Wild Kingdom (7wk Garden Update)

Here we are 7 weeks into our Square Foot Garden and from this picture all appears to be fine

Tomato's are in abundance...I can't wait until they are ready to pick!

Trenton is so proud of his Banana Pepper Plant

Red Peppers getting bigger every day

I didn't title this post "Wild Kingdom" for no reason

Expertly camouflaged within the branches and leaves of the Tomato plant was a
Tomato Horn Worm
Can you find him in this picture?

Well this not so little guy had to go before he destroyed my Tomato plants!

I will be checking daily to see if he has any friends living in my little garden

This past weekend we have also encountered other unwelcome backyard visitors...
While eating breakfast I looked out our back door to see this

He is only our second snake siting of the season and I'm sure he won't be the last.
Sorry I am awful at snake identification but my very uneducated guess is???
Well, you can look it up Here

Ok, now this was a first for me and I would almost like to forget that this is lurking around my yard
A Black Widow Spider was under a log next to the kids trampoline!
Onyx-Pup was barking as something so we all went out to see.
As usual Onyx was harassing the turtle heading back to it's hole
(sorry no pic's of the turtle...I got preoccupied with the Poisonous Spider)

While watching the ruckus Onyx was causing David kicked over a log and
This is what he found!

It took the kids seeing this to keep their shoes on while outside
At least for One day



Jamie said...

Yikes!! I don't think I am coming to visit next summer if I could get killed!! LOL!
Just keep some anti-venom on hand. ;o)

Patty said...

Let me know when all the varmits are rounded up and the watermelons are ready.