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Slugbugs

A few of our favorite bugs, courtesy of Annica. First person to identify them all wins a free eggplant!IMG_0503 IMG_0510 IMG_0546 IMG_0588

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The Beez

We sampled some honeycomb after checking on the bees a few weeks ago. IMG_0519

Our bees are busy at work, and we’re excited for the fall honey harvest. It’s a good time to be a SLUG beekeeper.
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SLUG Snapshots

Adam’s oyster mushrooms. We sauteed these for dinner one night last week. Wonderful!

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Progress in the hoop house. In the back are the vermicomposting bins, which should be up and running soon. 

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Borage. It has both medicinal and culinary uses, and the pollinators love it!

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Baby mouse!  We’ve found a nest of four of these in two different beds the last two days in the garden.  We’ve moved them to get them out of the way for planting –  hopefully mother’s found them!

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This is a Laphria sp. robber fly, a mimic (obviously) of bumblebees.  It certainly tricked us!  We didn’t realize it was a fly until we got closer, and even then I had to look for the halteres (diminutive second wings) to be sure.  Laphria robber flies are known to hunt and eat bees and other robber flies.