My garden (and everyone else's) was invaded by a mean little red beetle disguised as a ladybug. I knew something was eating my radishes and a few others. I asked Tim and he thought the y were "ladybugs" eating the bad miniature critters that were doing so much damage. Then Ron told me what they were and that Charlie Benjamin (one of the areas oldest farmers) told him to buy #7 from Home Depot. Well I never get to town anymore, so I decided to get rid of them the original organic way; I had a couple little girls help me pick them out by hand. They used their bare hands but I can't touch them and have to use my garden gloves. We've picked probably 500 in the last 24 hours. More keep coming so I scour the garden every hour or so, and I've been watering as I go, it's 18 hours of sun lately, so lots of growing action happening today!
My Aunt Judy gave this hat to my dad (when Clinton was pres?), he gave it to Susan who just passed it on to me. I can't imagine what my dad's hats would say if he'd lived to see Obama elected.