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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Locust under glass...a recipe for disaster.

Those bugs splattering on my windscreen yesterday were locusts.  I found this one in my veggie garden this morning.   Hardly a plague but still an indication that they are here.

After his photo shoot this model was snapped up by an agent wearing a chicken costume.

If you are interested in learning more about plague locusts, the Department of Primary Industries has an informative site.


  1. Hope the critters stay on your side of the mountain!

  2. Hi Hazel, just came to visit from across the way (NSW) as you had been kind enough to visit my blog. I like your gardening style ...very creative and fun! The comment about the agent dressed in a chicken suit appealed to me greatly.

  3. Hazel your blog is hilarious, I am joining! Although somehow I doubt you are the top of the food chain in your garden :)

  4. Hazel, continuing the biblical theme... I hope that the plagues of locusts, snails etc, will in due course be followed by Manna from heaven, and a bountiful harvest that will feed the Five Thousand (or something like that!)

  5. Hello Australia - Canada here. We don't have those critters here! Yikes, eh!!!

  6. Your garden would make a great Alfred Hitchcock set! :)

  7. Gotta love them chickens. They do a good job.


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