Over P's spring break we took care of the silk worms in her classroom. In order to get this "priveledge" you had to have a Mulberry tree handy. Silk worms only eat Mulberry leaves and they eat a lot of them. They need new leaves daily, hence why you need to have access to a tree.
I knew P wanted to take the worms home so I looked all over our neighborhood for a Mulberry tree. It didn't even occur to me to look in our own back yard. It wasn't until I brought a leaf home from school, that I realized we have a Mulberry tree! I guess it takes having a 3-year old and her school "pets" to figure out what's growing in our own yard...and to learn more than I ever wanted to know about silk worms!
On another note; I really need to power wash and paint the house! Those walls are starting to bug me too much.
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