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Monday, July 30, 2012
Wwoofer, Lisa, straining seeds out.
I am starting to see some progress on the bug front. Sure did get attacked by aphids this year. Diatomaceous earth and Neem are slowly limiting their food sources and the ladybugs who are multiplying are getting the remaining bugs. Our potatoes are not so prolific or big as last year. Though I made such nice nests of goodie for them to grow in, they pretty much stayed put and just made potatoes shallowly. We will roast some this evening with a Jack Salmon( a two year old salmon that comes up the river, eats eggs that the 4 or 5 year old salmon lay, and then return to the ocean) that Tractor Guy caught on the river today. Picked black cap raspberries over the weekend. It is a good year for them. The berries are too seedy to make good jam, so we usually make syrup for pancakes which we tried on Sunday morning. Yum! Lisa heads off to another farm to day. We will miss her keen interest in everything. Happy trails, Geo.