Friday, August 10, 2007

japaneese beatle

One of the most annoying things in my life right now....
Now I know this picture doesn't make the "japaneese beatle" look all that menacing but it is the bane of my existance. (I by the way don't know what those beatles are doing in this picture...just sitting really close to each other on a pretty flower??) Last summer one of these pesky bugs was found somewhere near my house. So because of that one bug...my neighborhood is in an "infestation area". The Japaneese beatle is really dangerouse for the agriculture here. This is one nasty bug...it eats everything in sight. Since my husband is basically a farmer of grass it could be devastating for him if the bug were to spread. So the city is doing a strict eradicating program. They are spraying like crazy and have beatle traps of some sort. But....What this means for me for the NEXT THREE YEARS is we can't...have a garden (at all) no one in our neighborhood can eat their peaches or apricots...we also can dispose of any green waste in our regular trash cans (major pain). We have to have it specially bagged and taken to a place down at the landfill. Three years is FOREVER. Every night I dream of having a garden. I LOOOVE veggies...I like them more than almost any food. It makes me crazy to think I could be putting squash into every meal I make. But no...that darn beatle. Next year I am convincing cortney to plant me a couple of things down at the golf course. It might take a lot of persuading but I think it would be worth it...all I dream of is a tomato sandwich everyday.

Ohhh....I will add that I have never seen any. I don't think they have found any but that one....last summer.

5 comments:

Heidi said...

Stinkin bug! I wish I like veggies, haha. You can come grow a garden in my backyard, I wouldn't know where to begin, but I bet everything would die from the heat!! Hope you and your boys are feeling better, being sick if no bueno!

Samantha said...

what?! Ash i can't believe it. I'll be out of vegas before you can have a home grown squash!

Lindsay said...

That is so annoying. 3 years is forever!

Berta said...

Oh, pleassssssssssse don't send those our way! That's terrible.

Supercords said...

That sucks. I have a bunch of extra garden tomatoes, cucumbers, and cantaloupe I'd be happy to bring over. Just convince Joey & Cali to have a movie or dinner night before I eat them all myself. :)

Shane