we love bugs
they can be such a learning experience for little ones
to respect, to be gentle and to be unafraid
and to begin a lifetime romance with nature
this was our first bug catcher
it came with little tweezers and a magnifying glass
believe it or not...we hatched several butterflies from this cutie
but now that Betty is older, she'll pass this one down to the little ones and
we will become a little more sophisticated in our project
do you remember the WARDIAN CASE I found at an antique store in Amarillo?
It has become our perfect butterfly house project for the summer!
butterflies and bees need a shallow place to drink
also some water low to the ground
attracting the butterflies to lay eggs is easy
so be sure to include the flowers they love
at 822...parsley is the number 1 snack!
my new potting table is so much fun...this old table was left in the garage
Mr. PV added some tile to the top and drilled a few drain holes for me
and I spend time here almost everyday
keeping an eye out for butterflies--until Betty pops in after school to relieve me
I mean...who wants to eat parsley anyway?
when you can have this wonderful cycle of life to share with all the
grandchildren in your world!
meanwhile....on the other side of the herb garden
the vineyard is coming along nicely!