I went out this morning and picked another couple dozen of Japanese Beetles off my plants this morning. I havent set up a trap because I think that would just attract more beetles. I probably should try spraying them with soapy water though. We missed picking a couple of our "pickle" size cucumber and they grew huge, they tasted really good as cucumbers too! I will have my first salad cucumber ready to pick in a couple of days. I have lots of tomatoes, but I dont know why they are so slow in turning red! Corn is growing high, but no cobs yet....I am really hoping that the destruction my chickens did to my garden back in June hasnt set it back THAT much, but we are enjoying it anyway.
We have hit the 250 mark on our summer reading program. I hope to reach 300 mark before the baby is born (and the cut off date of August 4) so I better get crackin. We have read some old favorites such as Henry & Mudge, George and Martha, Frog & Toad, Curious George, "Where's My Teddy?" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" as well as discovered some new favorites such as "Aunt Eater's Mysteries", Lynley Dobb books "Slinky Malinki" and "Hairy Maclary" and books by Marguerite Angeli....they really loved "Yonie Wondernose" I think I have read more books to them this summer than I have in the entire school year last year.
Well I still have some cleaning to do before this baby is born and my mom comes. My boys room looks like a war zone, I am seriously thinking of decorating it in camouflage (Walmart has a cute bedroom set, not that we are going to get it right now), some walls and doors to wipe and toilets to clean!