One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly. We had planted over a 100 white pine seedlings over 30 years ago and after a decade or so, we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another.
Daddy charged me with inspection duty. Looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.
It’s not too late to continue to enjoy your garden and to add new plantings. You can grow a variety of produce in Kentucky gardens in the coming weeks and have several fresh items available well into the fall.
The Harrison County Golf team played on Thursday, Saturday and Monday with the Breds falling to Montgomery County in a varsity match and to Pendleton County in a match that turned out to be a junior varsity battle.
The Fillies defeated Montgomery County while the Breds were losing to the Indians.
Riley Switzer, a freshman, brought home an interesting assignment from his AP Human Geography class over the weekend.
The class is taught by Harrison County football’s quarterback coach Van Isaac, who I hope can tell you what human geography is all about. The assignment was to find an adult over 65 and ask them questions about the difference in Cynthiana now compared to how it was when they were growing up.