Monday, June 27, 2011

Revival of Benefits

What are Summers known for in the south: VBS (Vacation Bible School), revivals, and baptisms. Have you ever thought of the benefits of being a christian? We sometimes think we have a heaven to gain and a hell to loose when we have repented, but their are so many other benefits of being a christian. I am a proud southern baptist and I have gained so many internal benefits, a peace that can only God can give. I know this is a different topic than what I have posted before, it is because I am happy to be renewed. God has given us the fruits and flowers I usually post about and why ignore that fact? Let your summers be about learning the benefits of God and his graces.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Disappearing for a While

I will be gone from the blog for a while; my home computer was damaged in a lightning storm last Thursday. I hope to  post at least once a week from another computer, but there will be no photography until I find some way to upload my pictures onto a public computer, sorry. I hope that you will not forget that I am still here, healthy and alive. I hope you all have a wonderful Summer!

Update: The garden has been fully planted except for a few transplants. Corn started to appear today and everything else is on its way.
             I made an appron, my first apparel item I have sewn, yeah!!

Stink Bugs on the Loose

Smelly Situations begin with a terrible problem that you just can not solve in time. Around 1998 an Asian shipping crate is said to have brought a little critter along with the cargo; the critter being Stink Bugs. Stink Bugs have now over wintered in the south and are emerging with great vigor. This year they have already began to destroy crops right and left. Have you noticed these:

The above picture is a deceased bug that I just had to kill. The damage they have been causing has been tremendous to our newly started plants that are ready for transplanting.

Here is proof of the damage. Stink bugs suck the sap from plants causing decay. The decaying location will be partly orange to brown. The eggs of the stink bug will be on the under side of the plant, they are globular to oblong gold specks about the size of a ball point pen ball.

If you find these bugs you should pick them off the plant while wearing gloves, yes they do stink. Place the bugs in a solution of acetone and seal the jar, the bug will die soon after being sealed in the jar. Eggs are best burned until they pop like popcorn from their hulls, this is the only solution I have discovered to eradicate these insects.