Well, despite my vigilance with the Dawn dish soap and vinegar spritzing of my squash plants, I believe the squadron of squash bugs may be winning the war. But the good news is, I have a bumper crop of the most gorgeous tomatoes.
My dad is a farmer and I look back to the images of him plowing fields, combining, and coming home with Choska bottom soil ground into his blue jeans and work shirts. I've always admired his passion for working the earth and producing crops, but struggling to fight off the plight of the squash bugs sure gives me a whole new respect for what he does on a grander scale!
Here's to farmer's tans and bumper crops of vine ripe tomatoes!!!
My first sunflower of the season