This will be a short read. I almost slept through my alarm. I got to bed at a decent time but more storms rolled through. The kids started around 3am this time. So I don’t know if I am coming or going.
I was exploring our back jungle (also known as the backyard) yesterday and I found that I had caterpillars on four of my milkweed plants. I an so very excited! For those of you who don’t know milkweed is a plant that feeds Monarch butterflies exclusively. The plant makes them taste bitter so that predators don’t eat them and they can complete their annual flight. A lot of people don’t recognize what milkweed is and does so they will pull it as a common weed. I know I did for the first few years we lived here. Now I get more plants every year. This year though I seem to have a bumper crop. Over 30 plants. Thankfully all the rain has made the plants grow large and quickly. Past years have been too dry for them to even bud. This year I have bud clumps the size of my fist! When I took the kids out this morning after breakfast I noticed that some of the buds are beginning to flower!
And the clock tells me I need to get moving. I hope everyone has a great day!