All summer long I've been looking for tomato worms on my tomato plants. It is clearly evident that they have been there -- stalks are stripped bare. Despite looking and looking, I've never found them until this week. Then, there they were! All five of them together. Three of them carrying the next generation on their back.
But, now I've got them, and unlike last year, there is going to be no lenience in getting rid of them. The biggest one was at least the size of one of my fingers. UGH!
And now for nicer subjects: we went raspberry picking today! A little late in the season -- I only came home with 10 1/2 pounds. But, we also got apples and squash, peaches and tomatoes.
Oh, yes, the best news of all: Emily is home!! We celebrated with a waffle breakfast (gluten-free buckwheat waffles!!!).
Tomorrow is Friday and then Monday begins our two week vacation here at home!!
UPDATE: Candice alerted me to the fact that those are cocoons of a predatory wasp that are attached to those tomato hornworms!! Can you imagine!! Those worms were doomed to death anyway I guess. The wasp larvae are sustained by the hornworm and the worm eventually dies because of it.