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Praying Mantises, Seedlings, and a Beggar

March 8, 2010

Things are rolling on the farm, officially becoming a full time job.  We have three varieties of beets in the ground, along with lettuce, peas, onions, shallots, swiss chard, spinach, arugula, collards, and come tomorrow… mustard greens and radishes.  There are over 500 seedlings of early tomatoes, red cabbage, broccoli, purple broccoli, leeks, and lettuce sprouting in the dining room, and our praying mantis eggs arrived!  That’s right, praying mantises.  In 3-4 weeks they should be hatched and ready to devour each other and any living thing that gets in their way.  Did you know they’re the only insect that can turn their heads a full 180 degrees?  And apparently these crazy bugs work wonders in the garden.  Oh, and they’re doubling as a home-science project for my nephews – so all around… great buy.  I recommend all of you to go out and buy some praying mantis eggs today.
We are waiting for our first outdoor seeds to sprout through our soil, but in the meantime we’ll continue to till, hoe, rake, and plant… till, hoe, rake, and plant…then break for lunch with our good friend Wink. 

Here are some pics to enjoy.



One Comment leave one →
  1. M.O.M. permalink
    March 9, 2010 12:49 pm

    Who is Wink?!

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