Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Marvelous Mess and a Walk in the Field!

Went out in my family's field to search for Monarch Caterpillars in the milkweed.
Two years ago we found some and raised them in our home until they cocooned and finally awoke in a brand new state of being. Such a beautiful transition to watch.

Last year, the field we usually find our caterpillars in was hayed late in the season, and the milkweed that usually hosts our friends were mowed down. This year the milkweed was up.....but the caterpillars were nowhere in sight. 

This is milkweed, by the way:

I found a lot of snails on the milkweed. Usually, the caterpillars will eat a lot of the milkweeds leaves, and that's how you can tell that they've been there. This years the snails were eating the leaves:

I got some nice photo's of the walk however. I love fields. 

The farm owned by my family has some lovely and loud geese to laugh at:

 And, pigs to smell from quite a distance away:

I hope you all enjoyed some time outside in nature today. 
It was a lovely day for it in the Northeast. 


We had some great projects linked up to the party last week!

Here was my fave:
Perfectly Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies from Back for Seconds.
Pinning it! You should pin it too. Yum!

Now, on to the party!!

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