She had an old snack in her web. I couldn't tell if it was a lizard or praying mantis. It is mummified.
We started on the winter garden. With all the rain we've had the weeds were waist high. We pulled, tilled and raked most of them. I put down paper feed sacks we've been saving to try to smother any roots and seeds left. Papa Bear brought in and piled up the goat manure compost on top of the bags. Today I planted onions in the row you see. We didn't get an early enough start today to beat the heat so we didn't get much done.
This time of year Cypress vines take over anything that is not moving on a regular basis. I had to tear most of it down to open the garden gate.
It is even over in the Pampas Grass.
Butterflies, bee's and hummingbirds love the bright red blooms on the vine.
The blooms look like little stars.
I don't know what type of bees these are but they never go to the top of the bloom but to the rear.
I wonder if the nectar is too far back for them to reach from the front and they are somehow getting to it at the bottom of the bloom?
One more of a butterfly.
I must go and get back to the kitchen. I am making homemade Velveeta Cheese. It is so easy. I'll post the recipe in a day or two. You see that homemade bread and homemade cheese........
It makes a great grilled cheese and a homemade dill pickle is a must to go with it!
Until next time....