Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lemons and Rats

Luke and his rat were bonding today. Fred very much likes it when Luke wears his hoodie. She gets in behind his neck and nuzzles in where it's tight, and Luke likes it too because she's so toasty! Fred crawls all over him during these cuddling times.

I still have about a half dozen lemons on my Meyer lemon tree. The whole tree is covered in spider mites right now. This is not unusual; we almost always pick up some kind of pest during the winter months. I'm just glad it's spider mites and not whiteflies or scale. The latter two are really difficult to get rid of. Spider mites are easy; we just spray it down with isopropyl alcohol, which is relatively benign (i.e. organic) stuff. No poison necessary.

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