They’re feasting in your garden and invading your home
A number of Farmers Market customers have complained to me about stinkbugs in their vegetable gardens, and many have brought me tomatoes and peppers marred by punctures from stinkbugs. Some of the tomatoes show the creased cat facing similar to what I have mentioned seeing on peaches. Other tomatoes exhibit a puncture mark with the surrounding tissues turning brown.
The little Puritan tiger beetle has it way better than many other bugs in the news.
Stinkbugs and emerald ash borers: We’re dead-set on eliminating those alien destroyers.
But the Puritan tiger beetle was here long before us, and to keep it here we go to great lengths.
Do your first job well, and you’re likely to get a second
Colleen McCaig got her first job last week. Having delivered fliers door to door in her Fairhaven community, the 10-year-old waited by the phone.
“It will never work,” she wailed to her mother. “Nobody will call.”
My dad waited too long to learn to fly. I’m correcting his mistake.
A mile above the beach, I soar higher than the gulls, crisp air bathing my outstretched arms, bare feet dangling in the void. The faint whoosh in my ears could be my unfettered thoughts, some vacant, some frantic as bees.
More than stars and planets brighten our night skies
The moon wanes through week’s end, reaching new phase Sunday. Friday the thin crescent rises around 4am, trailing a dozen degrees behind the Gemini twins Castor and Pollux to slightly to the north and ruddy Mars a little to the south.