We've recently discovered an infestation of parsleyworms in our carrot patch. These incredible beauties turn into the lovely black swallowtail butterfly, so we leave them be, but they are definitely doing some serious munching on our carrot tops. They are one of my favorite finds in the garden as their markings are so vibrant and unmistakable.
On another note, did anyone catch the NY Times article on eat local mission creep? What can you do. I've begun reading Eliot Coleman's new book The Winter Harvest Handbook and it is very exciting. Stuart and I are both very interested in keeping production going through the winter, so hopefully we'll find some gems of growing tips in the book. But as for now, it feels we're watching the season fly by so fast.....we're already in week two of CSA, we've already hit the point in time where we can't keep up with our garden, and we've already begun daydreaming of times when we can stay in bed all day without hearing the cries of help from plants being suffocated by weeds. But have I mentioned we love what we do? And that the foundation of our house will be going in soon? Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!