Friday, February 18, 2011

All is good

I know some people have wondered why I haven't blogged for a week or so but there really isn't any reason behind it. I have been online a few times but just didn't get around to writing. It has also been a bit busy getting back into school routines. This week we have also had two swimming carnivals (which were both on at the same time) and a prefect's induction function. Not a lot of time to fit in the essential let alone any little extras. Things should settle back down now.Puss helped me out with the folding this morning. She is such a lovely cat and in an effort to show me she is still a kitten at 4 years of age, she bit me when I tried to pat her.

I really liked the look of this caterpillar on the grape vine. I know it is a picture of its bottom end but it is just so cute. It is a very hungry caterpillar though and has made a real meal of the grape. So far I have left him there but not for long.
It wasn't all bad news when we came home from the coast. The rice had developed seed heads so it looks like the experiment is working and we will have some homegrown rice this year. I don't think it will be enough for a huge meal but it will taste great knowing we grew it ourself.
With not a lot of free time of late, I haven't sewn or done any sort of craft. I have been inspired though. Anita put a link on Facebook for Khris' bag pattern and as I was given a charm pack at Christmas time, I can't resist making this bag. The chores are done for the day, so I'm going to get started.


Damo said...

I'm glad I don't get caterpillars that big in my garden there'd be nothing left! Growing your own rice is amazing, I hope it comes good and makes a nice meal.

Lisa said...

I'm glad everything is fine - and I'm still sorry you lost Georgina.

Chookyblue...... said...

cute caterpillar

Woody said...

We have a tomato horn worm that looks much like that, less the eye spots. They will strip a tomato of it foliage over night. You can actually hear them in action.