Each day patrolling the garden for striped cucumber beetles and sap-sucking stink bugs requires a jar with a bit of gasoline in the bottom and using the lid to scrape the nasty pests into the jar.
Next year marigolds will play a bigger role in companion planting in an attempt to never use chemicals in the vegetable garden.
If there's an upside to drought conditions it's the lack of mosquitoes, but then not many folks want to sit outside when the thermometer reaches triple digits. How's the weather where you are? Too dry, too hot, or just right?
To all the good souls affected by the drought, fires, and dangerous storms that have been forcing many to live without power and evacuate their homes...my thoughts are with you.
I'm linking with Rural Thursday today. Mosey on over to A Rural Journal and see what's going on down country roads.