Friday, August 30, 2013

More from the Garden

At least once a day we head to the garden to see what's ready to pick and gawk at how big the plants are getting, and every time we discover something new. Today we spotted a number of hornworms feasting on our tomatoes. Apparently these are common tomato plant pests, but I'd never seen one before and they are HUGE.

Look at this guy just chomping away on our tomatoes!

Hornworms aside, we had a nice haul from the garden this evening.

The tomatoes and beans became our dinner.

We also made a wood frame to help hold up our tomato plants. The standard metal tomato cages just did not cut it with the size of these plants. Some of them had completely fallen over.

Riley and Fern love it when we work in the yard. That's a Riley smile :)

Josh's parents arrive tomorrow afternoon to help us with the house, and we'll be putting the finishing touches (fingers crossed) on the covered porch remodel. We are getting so close to the end and it is looking really good. After this weekend we should have just the floor tiling left to do, which unfortunately will not happen before the wedding because of the delivery date for the tile. It's a bummer, but I'm practicing just letting it go. It's good practice for me :) Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Wow, I really got an idea of how big those horn bugs were from the photo of one on your phone! Wow! I thought Florida bugs were huge. He is a beautiful insect though. And your veggies are just lovely you two are example for all of us of eating healthy, living off the land!

  2. Those hornworms are crazy big!!!! I used to have something eating my tomatoes but I have never seen one of those. He/She is actually incredibly beautiful....all those weird eye-looking things in each part. But, I et that they are not welcome guests!
    Bravo on the "letting things go"! I am sure you'll have a great wedding and the folks who love you will not care about tile. :)