That would be the Japanese beetles. They’re all over my daisies; but for this reason, they actually aren’t touching my tomatoes or squash as much – because they’re eating plenty off of the daisies. If I can remember I’ll have to post a photo of the leaves of the daisies & other flowers. They’ve been partially gobbled up. The leaves on the vegetable plants have indeed survived though. This is a fantastic thing…
It’s beautiful this morning; a lovely temperature. I’ve been continuing to make plans regarding starting a nonprofit & family foundation; I need to see if I can have lunch with a lawyer to ask some questions perhaps. In the meantime, I’ve also been very interested in becoming an affiliate of Christianbook.com & may do that soon as well. I also have been completing some crafts I hope to put up for sale later on. I have to figure that out; I plan to wait until after a meeting I’m having this week with someone who helps entrepreneurs.
Last night when I stopped by my plots, I saw my squash already has a bit of powdery mildew. I removed the infected leaves & left.
Previous post on powdery mildew – https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/myvegetablegardensite.wordpress.com/327
It was the only plant infected; the others were not bothered by it.
So, I’ve been working on this idea. I would like to start a faith-based nonprofit (my faith in Jesus Christ has had an enormous part in my recovery), have a horse farm & offer therapy to veterans facing traumatic brain injury & their families; at least the opportunity to interact with the horses. It’s actually something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
Every brain injury is different, but work with horses helped me a lot after my own brain injury; veterans deal with having a TBI more than any other group of people. Working the details out just takes time; but I’m always up for learning something new.
I just got some composting worms the other day to start testing how they do with manure. Right now they’re eating newspaper & vegetables; but soon I’ll be taking them to see how they do with manure; which is supposedly preferred. I now know I need to add more newspaper & make sure it stays wet; some already tried escaping. By “try”, I mean they did, but they dried up & died less than a foot away from the bucket.
Well, they moved Cumberland Gardens to a different spot. I have less space, but fewer weeds & a raised bed. Very nice. However, I did have to postpone putting out my veggies for that reason. I just harvested peppers this past week though…
Today’s Spanish Word of the Day is “escudriñar”, meaning “to scrutinize, to examine; to search.” In Italian, “esaminare” (to examine) & “scrutare” (to scrutinize, inspect, investigate) are used while in Portuguese, “perscrutuar” (to examine closely, to look curiously into sthg; to peer), “escrutar” (to scrutinize) & “esquadrinhar” (to investigate, scan, scrutinize; to examine closely; to search, hunt; to scour, search; to scope, to look around) to are used.