Looks like we'll be baling a little bit of hay either Sunday or Monday and a whole bunch of hay on Tuesday - weather and machinery permitting. I do sometimes wonder, when the weather forecasters mess up as bad as they did this weekend, why there aren't mobs of angry farmers with pitchforks howling at their doors. I guess it's because the farmers are all too busy trying to salvage what they can.
Ah well, on to bugs... there is actually an interesting little bug crawling up my computer screen as I type this, do you think if I hit the screen capture key he'll show up on your screen? Yeah, me neither, but I bet you're all thinking about him now and that's almost the same thing right?:)
I found this giant moth out in the woods a few weeks ago.
Sadly, it was already dead, but look at the size of it.
And some honey bees from earlier in the season.
Check out this swarm. I was quite excited about this, got out one of my hive boxes and shook them all down into it thinking I'd have a nice new colony. Darned bees waited till my back was turned for a moment and they all took off for parts unknown.
It's probably just as well, I haven't been able to keep a hive alive for more than a year ever since the farm down the road started growing corn. The pesticides coating all of the seed is killing our bees. The beekeepers know it, most farms know it, the more sensible governments know it and have banned the stuff in most of the world. The stuff is very profitable though, so no one knows what's killing the honeybees.