Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Slugs

Has anyone else been having trouble with an abundance of slugs this year? Oregon has experienced an incredibly rainy winter this year, and as a result the garden has been chewed up by the slugs which are growing to enormous proportions and are feeding on the foliage day and night as there has been no sun to drive them into the ground. I've been setting beer out in cat food cans throughout the garden and each day I find a dozen of the buggers drowned. I've already lost two basil plants, four cucumbers, four zucchini - all eaten right down to the nubs. Last week I deposited 10,000 green earwig eggs and a batch of nematodes hoping to curtail the problem. A batch of lady bugs are on order to hopefully get rid of some of the other bugs that are bountiful. Is it just me, or is this year in particular being tough on gardens? Whatever the case I and my plants are looking forward to some sun!

It's been awhile since I last posted (I've been spending my time chasing slugs). But heres an update on whats been happening: We think we've settled on a new church home - Salem Evangelical Church. Two families in the small group that we host both had very cute babies within a week of each other - congrats Jason & Rachel, Tim & Haley. We'll be camping at loon lake next weekend (and it looks like we might finally get some sun). Christina and I are putting together a trip for ourselves up to the San Juan islands in september. David is about to become a teenager in a few weeks, and I'm starting to feel rather old because of it. Home school is finished for the year and Abby wraps up her school year next week. Abby went on a 2 day field trip with her class to Bend last week, she seemed to enjoy that very thoroughly. I'm going to try and get the sailboat out and ready for the summer soon. Trusting that we'll have good sailing weather soon.

I think that about sums up life lately.

2 comments:

Brian Eberly said...

Adriel, I've got one more thing to add to your summer calender ... Our GFBC Youth Group Reunion BBQ!

We are getting everyone together for a BBQ at the Wygle's on July 10 from 5:00 to 8:00. We have a Facebook page to let everyone know about it. You will find it at http://tinyurl.com/25j3h3n

Sure hope you can join us!

Oh...and I hate the slugs too!

Adriel & Christina Henderson, David, Abigail and Miriam said...

Brian, that sounds like a blast. I'll add it to our calendar and we'll try to make it there!

- Adriel