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Found another hornet's nest

July 20th, 2014 at 06:59 pm

This one is in the ground. I was walking across the lawn, up the slope toward the house, and there it was, plain as day. A hole in the ground where hornets were coming and going. If I had approached it from any other angle, I likely wouldn't have seen it.

I banged a wood post in the ground about 3 feet from the nest to remind myself to mow around it. I'm not sure I can go the rest of the year without mowing there, but maybe I will.

My veggie garden is pretty haphazard this year, but the onions are bigger. Too bad I didn't plant them deep enough; some are flopping on their sides. The beets are also finally taking off. I may dig a few up this weekend to see how big the roots are; i can always eat the greens.

I've also got 5 tomato plants scattered around the property (not in the garden, due to blight disease problems), in areas close to the house and fenced off to deter deer. Oh, and 1 cucumber that has lots of flowers but no cukes yet.

3 Responses to “Found another hornet's nest”

  1. Carol Says:

    I hope the hornets in the ground are not yellow jackets!

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm not sure i can tell them apart. I use both names interchangeably.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Please be careful!

    Sounds like your garden is doing well.

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