I was pushing the mower in the orchard and wanted to look at a yellow-jacket nest I had sprayed yesterday.
There were still a few yellow-jackets flying in-and-out so I went hunting for my sprayer.
On my way back to that nest I saw a cyclone of yellow-jackets exactly where I had been standing to observe the nest I had sprayed. I think I must have covered the opening of the nest with my foot and they could not recover fast enough to whack me when I left.
Did I mention that I am moving more quickly now? Good thing, too.
I hosed the newly found nest from 12 feet away. Early tomorrow morning I will stretch a hose to the hole in the ground and start flooding it. It is a very long way from the spigot but I own plenty of hose.
I think I will let the grass grow in that row of the orchard a few more days before I mow it.
I am trying a batch with the tomatoes (1.25" diameter) quartered rather than halved. I was not happy with how long it took for the halves to dry.