I don't want to lie and say what think this is! I'll get names for these items. BUT the straw bales are working!
This is a tomato hornworm. Bad bug! Pick them off and feed em to your chickens or drop them on the ground and squash them with your foot. Beware... squashed hornworm juice has quite a trajectory and splash pattern. I speak from experience. Nothing quite as icky as hornworm guts on your ankle.
The heirloom potato patch.