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Photos taken today. Do you think we've got a slight problem on our hands!?
Our farm, and our neighbor's farm are being invaded, BIG TIME!
I. hate. grasshoppers.
And this is just in the yard ... it's worse farther away from the house!
Time to bring out the big guns.
June 01, 2013 in Bugs & Other Creepy Crawlies, Garden: 2013, Gardening, Life on the Farm | Permalink
Holy Crapatoni! What's next? Boils and floods???? I am usually "at one" with bugs (NOT arachnids - shiver) but en masse like this is just plain creepy. Hope you get them before they get all of your crops. Too bad you can't mulch those bad boys and enjoy the circle of life! :-)
Alaska Nancy |
June 04, 2013 at 08:45 AM
Eew. I say unleash the chickens...and ducks...and the geese! And please don't let those things make their way up to Arlington!
Renee M. |
June 03, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Yucky! I hate grasshoppers. We usually get them later in the summer, but not like you have them. How do you get rid of so many? Good luck.
Troy Louise |
June 03, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Anna, so sorry this is hurting your crops. These pics look like our trees in NJ. They are covered in Cicadas. The noise they create is so loud it is hard to have a conversation outside. But it is not affecting our livelihood the way the grasshoppers affect yours. Best of luck to you in getting rid of them.
Gerri K |
June 03, 2013 at 07:07 AM
ew ew ew stuff of nightmares. i'm not moving to TX.
leslie (crookedstamper) |
June 03, 2013 at 06:45 AM
OH WOW!So Sorry,don't need this!!!!
June 03, 2013 at 04:31 AM
You mean to say that the infestation is just you and your neighbor? Maybe it is the plague of Anna not Egypt.... I remember that I saw a display of them at the Crescent downtown that had them saute'd with peanut oil in little cans like smoked oysters come in......I wonder if the trout would like them smoked......... get out the weed burner!
Dan Wight |
June 03, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Ugh! I'm sorry this is happening down there. The last time we had a big grasshopper attack, I was still in high school. They made the roads slippery! Lots and lots of good wishes!
June 03, 2013 at 12:02 AM
I fear there won't be much green stuff left in a day or two...BLEAH. I hate it when they come by the "tons"...it's so hard to battle them. I hope you can get rid of them before they destroy your whole garden! Best of luck to you! I'm so sorry this has befallen you!!!
Diane McVey |
June 02, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Those are some serious grasshoppers. Can't say I'd welcome that many at once & do hope you get this problem taken card of soon.
Ida P. Krause |
June 02, 2013 at 07:10 PM
We've just been reading I my social studies class how millions of grasshoppers invaded the. Great Plains in 1877 and totallly ruined their crops and even at axe handles! I didn't think this actually happened anymore! I'll have to show thi s to my students!
Lisa Kind |
June 02, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Ick! This post ranks right up there with the Wolf Spider!!! Herbie Jeebies!
I hope the big guns mean lots of happy chickens and ducks!
P.S. - Christopher stamped a note card today with, you guessed it, a cow. I know he would love any sweet comments from his favorite farm gal!
Linda Nicholson |
June 02, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Oh man.. flash back to the old movie about the giant grasshoppers!! I think it started out that same way!!!!! you want me to send my Guineas?? Maybe they could help.
Michelle Oatman |
June 02, 2013 at 11:33 AM
WILD TURKEYS are on the way...Dad is rounding them up as I type@@@@@@oops, sorry, he just left to go fishing in a monsoon.....Love MOM...
June 02, 2013 at 10:44 AM
I'd be having the screaming heebie jeebies by now. Oh my body is running cold thinking of it. I don't think your chickens or ducks could help much when they settle on you in droves.
Do they stay long? Please say no.
June 02, 2013 at 09:47 AM
I'm now scarred for life - I knew I shouldn't have read this post! I literally got goosebumps when I saw all those beady little eyes >>
June 02, 2013 at 09:16 AM
I can't imagine how many chickens and ducks you would need to take care of these critters. I experienced this once visiting a friend in Nevada. It really was creepy - they were on everything. Can't wait to hear what the big guns are. So sorry about the damage they've done.
June 02, 2013 at 08:05 AM
Grasshoppers give me the willies when they arrive in a swarm like that. Good Luck.Hope the ducks and chickens are earning their keep!
carol dee |
June 02, 2013 at 06:06 AM
NASTY!! One grasshopper is cute, but thousands...reminds me of the plagues in the Bible...I hope there is something you can spray on them...didn't they used to light smudge pots, or something, all around the crops...?
June 02, 2013 at 05:20 AM
Oh my word! My project will be up a bit later too...but I just had ab allergy attack...not an insect attack of epic proportions! Poor you!!
Kelly Schirmer |
June 02, 2013 at 04:58 AM
Oh Anna! That's awful! We had that problem last year. I fear it happening again. I'll be eager to learn what big guns you'll use to solve this!
Jennifer Woodwardk |
June 02, 2013 at 04:45 AM
That's horrible, Anna. I'm so sorry your crops are being attacked.
We've got a similar problem with the Cicadas. The buzzing sound is non-stop 24/7, and boy is it loud. While we don't grow one fraction of what you and Your Alan grow, My Alan had just planted rows and rows of petunias that were supposed to grace us with their vibrant color throught the Summer, and the very next morning these horrid locust ate every single plant right down to the ground. Overnight!
I can't wait to read about your solution and what mitigation action you and Your Alan took.
Gabriela Divine |
June 02, 2013 at 04:07 AM
Oh my! That's gross. Won't your chickens and ducks eat them?
Sue B |
June 02, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Holy grasshoppers Batman!
Jeanne Streiff |
June 01, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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