Category Archives: Bugs

Mystery Bug

Several days ago, I posted a picture of a bug, a really tiny bug, but the picture off my iphone was fuzzy.  These aren’t I’ve searched to identify it but can’t find anything so I’ll put it out here again … Continue reading

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Lady Bug Look-alike but it’s a Colorado Potato Beetle

I was out in the garden and noticed this bug on my tomato plants.  At first, I thought it was a Lady Bug metamorphasizing. But it’s not. I’m not sure what it is actually. They remind me of a tick … Continue reading

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Garden Walk – May 13, 2011

This year I tried something new with my cucumbers.  I’d seen in a book where the person had used a bed frame as a trellis.  Only it was a horizontal trellis.  This is a left-over bunk bed frame. The idea … Continue reading

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All Day Garden Workshop – April 2, 2011

Class fee: Early registration – $50 per person After March 1st – $60 per person **There is a class limit of 30 Please contact Cyndi@thelazybfarm.com to register for this workshop or call 770-289-2301 This workshop is designed to cover all … Continue reading

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Quick! Get a Jar!

A few weeks ago I was walking with a couple of families on a Homestead Tour here at the farm.  We were headed to the orchard when this wonderful creature was spotted meandering across our driveway.  The families were aware … Continue reading

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Narceus Americanus Millipede

Over the weekend, a friend and I went hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The trail we took was covered with a canopy of trees and wound its way along the river.  We each had a camera so it was … Continue reading

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Do You Know this Caterpillar??

Thanks to Sandi – this is the larva for  the Pandorus Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha pandorus) Yesterday I was weeding in the garden and found this caterpillar on the Bee Balm plant.  I’d not seen this kind before and at first thought … Continue reading

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Saddleback Caterpillar

We had our first encounter with this menacing little caterpillar while we were picking Elderberries.  Lauren was reaching for a bunch of berries when all of a sudden she quickly pulled back her hand saying she had been stung.  I … Continue reading

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Cicada Killers!

Last year was my first encounter with these very large flying insects!  They’re a bit menacing and loud – like a B-52 bomber.  They were digging tunnels in my garden squares and I saw them flying with very large prey. … Continue reading

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Mystery Bug- Bean Plataspid, Megacopta cribraria

**Since posting this blog, I’ve learned that the smaller beetle is the Plataspid Beetle, native to China and discovered here in the US last October.  The larger bug is the Florida Predatory Stink Bug.** I headed to the garden today … Continue reading

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