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It’s Illegal

Mid-Summer                                                                                             Waxing Honey Flow Moon In to see Kate this morning after making some soup and killing potato pests by hand and soapy water.  Integrated pest management  suggests hands-on management for small crops.  It’s actually pretty straight-forward to keep pests in check if you inspect regularly.  Like the plastic bags for the apples.  The concept […]

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In the Garden

Beltane                                                                           New  Garlic Moon One of those nights last night, unable to get to sleep, still rolling around awake at 1:00 a.m.  Up a little bleary.  Wrote  few e-mails, then out in the orchard, first.  I’ve had tent caterpillars on two trees.  Each time I have removed the tent and stepped on it or crushed […]

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Integrated Pest Management

Lughnasa                                Waxing Back to School Moon It’s been a wet, cool few days.  The Apiguard I picked up last night only works above 60 degrees and 70 is better.  It recommends chemical resistant gloves.  I’m using this on two colonies, the parent and the divide.  I tested the divide and its high, putting the colonies […]

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Integrated Pest Management

78  bar falls 29.68  2mpn NW dew-point 65  sunrise5:57  sunset8:40  Summer New Moon (Corn Moon or State Fair Moon) NOAA awakened me with its trademark ululation, alerting me to the thunder storm watch declared for Anoka County.  Such notices are rare in the morning, mostly coming in the late afternoon as the heat of the […]

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