Hidden amongst the tomatoes was this guy. Covered in tubular rice-looking stuff that made us sad and gaggy at the same time.
So I posted it on Facebook with a WTF and I learned quite a bit:
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh...
My wife Kristin isn't a big fan of insects and I don't know if she'll ever go in our backyard again after that explanation. Hahaha.
We were nervous about the wasps biting and stinging us and our daughters... BUT... turns out the wasps are the GOOD guys and the poor caterpillar-worm-thing is the real villain here (and here's where this post being on a FOOD blog starts to make some sense):
So I guess I should be thankful for this whole experience?
I still won't sleep nightmare-free tonight and my wife may never drive again since her car is back there. But... thank you weird gross wasps? Gag. Thank you for saving the tomatoes.