Alright, I'm back. And I'm going to try really hard to post more regularly. I promise!
As I believe we've discussed before Independence Day is my FAVORITE holiday!
I LOVE America!
However, I never thought that I would have to declare a war of my own on Independence Day weekend.
Yesterday morning I woke up in a great mood! Birds were chirping, the sun was shining...
Then I went out to my garden to give it the morning dose of moisture.
As I was watering, I noticed that some of the tomato plants were missing leaves towards the tops of some branches. Seemed strange.
Then, I saw this:
Oh yeah, that's a worm. A tomato hornworm to be exact.
I'm not going to lie to you - I freaked out!
I called Match on the phone and she told me I had to kill the worm or it would kill my tomato plants.
Now I'm no baby, but I'm not touching a worm!
So I ran in the house, grabbed a pair of scissors and then proceeded to cut the branch off below the worm. Then, I realized that there were more worms. Five to be exact.
I was shaking. I was having flashbacks to my childhood when the wooly-worms invaded our back porch and you couldn't take a step without crushing at least two of them.
Then the air conditioner kicked on and I nearly wet my pants.
I was in bad shape.
The good news is that I have won the battle so far and my tomato plants look to be ok. The bad news is every time I go out to the garden I have to inspect for worms.
I think I've gotten in over my head!