You know how great it is when two things that you love come together, like, say, chocolate and peanut butter in a Reese’s peanut butter cup?
It’s even better when two things you hate come together to solve a problem.
Problem 1: Green June Beetles. Chomp chomp chomp.
Problem 2: milkweed in the hayfield. (Yes, I know, milkweed is a wonderful plant, they feed the monarch butterfly’s and a host of other critters. I just don’t really want them in the hay, but tolerate them rather than spray them with poison.)
Well this year, you can imagine my fiendish glee and evil laughter when I saw the milkweed in the hayfield being chewed to pieces by none other than the Green June Beetle! Woohoo! I realize they are probably just snacking on the way to my fruittrees and veg garden, but I am thrilled to see them keeping the milkweed in check!
“All good things are wild, and free.” Henry David Thoreau
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