Thursday, September 13, 2012
Quick Hit: Studio and Tomato Terror
Right now the carpet isn't in yet, and I am looking up and watching videos on how to stretch and install carpet with one person because that is going to be a bit of a challenge I suspect! That said, I am learning a lot as I install various bits and pieces of the studio, and the carpet isn't needed for the art studio to function as you can see. Eventually we will be installing some kind of impermeable flooring for the artists section, but for now, plywood is cheap and can be sanded down if it gets paints and resin on it.
Tobacco Horn Worm. Just one of these monsters has demolished one of our tomato plants literally overnight. The lady of the House is going to be taking this one and keeping it alive in a tank to observe its life cycle, and bringing it out deep into the woods to release it. I was confused that she'd be willing to leave it alive due to the damage just one caused. She explained that she is going to do so because of the benefits it can have to the local environment. The Hawk Moth that it grows in to is a major local pollinator. She also pointed out that if we want to graze our goats in the woods that these very creatures actually consume and destroy most of the plants that make goats sick if they eat them. So we will see, and any little ones we encounter next year are dead.