Dad and Mongo live next to a nice couple who have an aipiary in their back yard. Dad respects their efforts to raise bees, and aside from occasionally visiting Dad’s kitchen uninvited, the bees don’t cause any problems.
And the bees help pollinate Dad’s tomatoes, so they are generally welcomed visitors. However, once again unwelcomed visitors, aphids (BOO!) had taken up residence on Dad’s tomato and basil plants.
So to do his part in helping his neighbors safely raise bees, and combat CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder), Dad decided to try organic pest control this year. He reasoned that it was better for the environment, and better for Mongo, who is known to eat anything he can fit down his gullet. Dad was sure that pesticide coated vegetables would go down just as quick as anything else.
A week after their last trip to Alki Point, Dad had another errand to run on the North End of the peninsula. Mongo looked bored, so Dad plopped him into the back of the pick-up and off they went. After dropping off some things at the depot, Dad thought it might be nice to stroll on the Alki trail again. Read More…