Goat Cheese rolled in garden herbs, served with french bread rounds...
Grilled pizza, have you tried this, yet?? So easy!
The next pictures are not as appetizing.
It has almost become impossible to be in my gardens. The Japanese Beetles are incredibly thick. They are huge, lazy fliers and will fly right into me. I noticed the last plum tree looked funny, so I walked back there. I was horrified by what I found.
Giant masses of these monsters have turned the upper canopy to lace. A new baby Linden was planted 2 weeks ago...
Trees need leaves to make food and this poor guy is on the brink. I dusted some Chicken manure around the base and let the hose trickle on him for several hours.I had had quite enough. I angrily stomped away, swatting beetles.
I ran to the store and purchased a new sprayer and Sevin concentrate. I slowly and carefully sprayed 2 gallons of the bug killer all over the trees and the ground underneath.
Two hours later:
I could hear the tree breath a sigh of relief. The ground under this tree is literally moving with dying beetles. I spared you that image. I don't like to use the chemicals, but I felt is was time. All those beetles are making more baby beetles! I couldn't stand the thought. Hopefully, the worst is over.
I was careful to keep Gracie out of that area!
but she won't ever be too far from the grill with Dad! Last night I made Greek chicken with saganaki and salad. Cass will not eat chicken and she is on vacation with friends, so Jeff and I enjoyed it.
Saganaki= flaming cheese = OPA!!
YUM! I hope you all enjoy your day! Stay cool out there and don't like the beetles get ya!