Wednesday, April 23, 2008

War is declared!

They have arrived. Clad in an armour of black with red stockinged legs, they appeared silently, stealthily under the cover of darkness. This morning I stood in the vegie patch, surrounded by the carnage and very nearly wept at the futility of it all. The enemy - Red Legged Earth Mites. The victims - all our beautiful new seedlings. But it isn't over. They may have won a battle, but not the war. Tonight Hubby and I put our heads together and devised our plans for the counterattack. Lacewings! A whole box of them! Hahhhaaaaaa! We have ordered a box of them - didn't know you could order insects until tonight - but you can, and we have and so we wait and in a few days, when the enemy has been lulled into a false sense of security...we will pounce - or at least the Green Lacewings will and smite the mite from the face of this vegie patch. Victory shall be ours!

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