End of Summer and Stinkbug Battles

Wow!  Have I been busy!  We've had the beginning of the school year, the garden has been cleaned out for fall planting and I've put up some roasted red peppers, regular salsa and salsa verde up in pots.  I promise to  post my recipe for salsa verde soon.  We think it's pretty yummy!

Today was a very busy day, but I think I was making up for being so lazy the rest of the weekend.  I'm cleaning the house very well as I will be having people over Friday night for a Tastefully Simple party.  I'm getting things as clean as possible and that feels pretty good.  I got the laundry done too as that was getting backed up.  Now things are looking much better.  Tom hung up a bunch of paintings and cleaned out the grill.  We had a mouse build a nest in the grill for herself.  There were no babies in it, but she had a nice cozy space for herself.  Sorry to tell her, but she had to move out.

The boys are back from their grandparents again, but they were very cranky today.  I'm hoping tomorrow is better.  It's funny, I was realizing things are getting better as they don't need as many doctor appointments or therapy sessions.  We'll see how things go tomorrow.  Hopefully, they'll get a good night sleep and feel better in the morning.

I need to do some research on getting rid of stinkbugs in the garden.  They loved my tomatoes so much this year, I didn't get much yield out of them.  I've heard there is a good chemical that is safe and does kill them.  I have to find out what it is and I plan to use it.  I'm looking to plant some peas, lettuce and beets before we have frost to deal with.  Any advice that has worked to battle stinkbugs is appreciated.

Well summer is now officially over with the end of the Labor Day weekend.  I'm looking forward to enjoying the fall the winter to come.


Anonymous said…
omg! stinkbugs?? our friend just had them and they invaded the entire house (in maryland). they said that they even considered getting mosquito nets to sleep under! i know they're still batteling....i'll see if they've found something good to get rid of them.

doing okay with the start of school?
peesticksandstones said…
I didn't know stinkbugs were an actual bug -- I thought that was just a term of endearment. Guess I've been in the city too long :)

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