Friday, August 6, 2010

garden fail friday: pray for mantises.

i have no picture of my fail this week, mainly because i’ve been away for a few days and i forgot it was friday...but the lack of photo is fitting since the fail is an absence rather than a presence. my little ootheca (praying mantis egg sac) that i’ve been protecting and checking regularly since march...i’m giving up on it. the babies never hatched. maybe they all emerged and got away without me noticing? i doubt it. besides, i haven’t seen a single mantis in my back yard all summer, and believe me, if they were there i’d see them. i so wanted mantises. sad fail. :(

yay more fail!

ouch, some bad tomato luck over at gone feral in idaho.

2 comments:

GoneferalinID said...

The squirrels ran of with ours. We have a ton up by my office, but I haven't had a chance to catch one since everyone else tries to scare them away.

Emily said...

that happened to mine last year--either squirrels or birds. this year i made a protective wire cage to keep it safe.