Feet of death

IMG_5017These look like a torture apparatus. Scary, huh!? We have been plauged with Japanese Beetles in our orchard in the past years. So this year I decided to put down some Milky Spore bacteria to help combat those little buggars that want to chew on my trees. I sprinkled this white powder on the ground in the orchard. The grubs, that will eventrually grow into Japanese beetles, will feed on the powder, which will then infect them with a disease, called Milky Spore. When the grub dies a few days later, millions of new milky spores will be released into the soil. This is a product that does not ever need to be re-applied. It may take a couple years to see its effectiveness, but it will stay in the soil permanently. IMG_5052I also read about a method of killing grubs by walking all over the ground with these spiky shoes. This was too fun not to try! Apparently, it is supposed to kill 50-70% of the grubs that are overwintering in the ground. Jeremie is skeptical, though. The shoes wouldn’t stay on his feet. Benjamin’s feet were too small. They worked great for me, though. I only did about half the orchard, but I thought it was surprisingly easy. And fun.

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Hey! Welcome to our little homestead in Tn. Join us as we daily try to seek the Lord’s face and raise up the next generation of His warriors. There’s always something crazy going on here and we hope to bring a chuckle to your day or evoke an “amen, sister, I’ve been there!”

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