“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Weird and Wonderful Nature

Last week while foraging for mushrooms,
I came upon something curious.
A tree limb was covered in tiny fluffy white creatures.
I assumed they were some type of egg with larvae hatching from them.
For some reason, I did not take a photo...
I suppose because I was more focussed on these...

and this...

Yesterday, my brother-in-law (Daisy's Daddy)
sent me a photo of the same branch that I had seen days before.
He also did some video... which I am excited to share with you.

Look at the tree....

Now, check this out!
(Make sure you watch until the very end.)

Isn't nature amazing?
Weird and wonderful!
And all you have to do....
is get out there and see it...
really see it!

Those insects are Wooly Aphids.
They secrete a waxy substance from their bodies that causes them to look like little puff balls.

Yesterday I showed you a basket of hot peppers destined for hot pepper relish.
They ranged from hot to very hottest.

The four on the right are (from left to right) two ghost peppers and two Carolina Reapers.

Last evening Amanda was home for the evening...
and she decided to try the Carolina Reaper.
She is our hot pepper queen.
We've never seen a hot sauce or pepper that she couldn't handle.
This time I think...

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