This photo of the ladybug on a squash leaf for some reason grabbed my attention. When I see ladybugs, I think about how we hope and try to provide opportunities for nature to find it’s own balance here on the farm. Nigel always felt that spray, even organically approved sprays, meant we would throw nature out of balance. The ladybugs eat the aphids. If we spray, we kill the ladybugs and the aphids will return. Seeing ladybugs always makes me happy because it shows we are doing something right. We walk a fine line in life, and the best we can hope for are enough ladybugs to keep us balanced.