July 2nd, 2007

aquatic, the life

pests r us

seeing julie doiron + calvin johnson on friday night at SUA was awesome. julie, as always was wonderful albeit a bit scatter-brained that night. a good-sized quiet, respectful crowd. rebecca brought me pasta. good times.

while i find bugs + insects fascinating, having a weekend full of them = not so fun.

i knew before i left on saturday morning for virginia that i had some pests. so after much research, i figured out that i have sciarid flies and whiteflies, and a million teeny tiny bugs crawling through the soil that are as yet unidentified. they MAY be aphids but they just don't look like any of the pictures i am finding to me and they are hanging out only in the soil. i just ordered sticky traps to trap the adult flies, but i'm still doing research on the other little buggers. to prevent the sciarid flies from laying eggs in the soil, i've got to get horticultural sand or grit to cover the soil with. always one to make things more complicated, i'm trying to grow organically with no pesticides. with hedgehog coming home tomorrow, i wanted this all to be done.

to boot, thursday at the farmer's market i bought some more things to attempt to grow; rosemary, cilantro, and mint (inspired by jamie g.).

o hai...i didn't mention in the last post that kris and joe's wedding was this weekend in scottsville, va. z and i went and it was a great time minus all the insects feeding on my flesh. i have itchy bites on my legs and i still need to do a thorough check for ticks since nathan + ryan creeped me out about their tick story. yay. i had a nightmare about south union arts and hiring new volunteers who were miscreants and were doing all kinds of sketchy things in the space. maybe tonight i'll have a dream about "buggin'" out.
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name that hedgie!

Poll #1013869 name that hedgehog!

What is the best name for a boy hedgehog?

Hayden (singer/songwriter fave)
3(16.7%)
Hoggle (Labryinth)
7(38.9%)
Hagrid (Harry Potter)
2(11.1%)
Hedwig (play + movie)
5(27.8%)
see below
1(5.6%)

If you don't like any of the above, what are some of your ideas?

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