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Monday, August 24, 2009

The Weekend...

Finally----Sulphur Caterpillars!

and Monarchs!!!!

We have about 10 Monarch Caterpillars so far. We have four in our protective Butterfly Cage..
We have only raised Painted Ladies and that was mail order. So, we are very excited!!


Anyone have a clue as to what this vine might be? They are growing wild everywhere and I think they are interesting looking.

Put one Medium kid on the school bus....her first day in High School...now two more to take to Middle School...I guess my Small Kid has been promoted to a Medium Kid...her first day in Middle School..sigh. Maybe the Medium Kid in High School will be promoted to Big Kid status?

21 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

That is a neat set up to protect the caterpillars. I'm glad you are finding so many on you plants.

Sorry, can't ID your vine.
Marnie

cherry said...

love your caterpillar house can't wait to see your pic's of their progress. First day of school and cooler weather .. aren't ya'll lucky
The plant is cool looking and I haven't a clue.
hugs, Cherry

Dorothy said...

I know it's fun raising butterflies!!! Love the way you talk about your kids by sizes!!! I'm sure they are proud of the promotion!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

How terrific that you have a butterfly house. They must be so interesting to watch. It is hard to believe school is starting already. Seems like the summer has flown.

Susie said...

I've never seen one of those butterfly cages before. That's a neat idea.

Sorry, but I don't know what that vine is either.

George said...

I'm very impressed with your butterfly house. I'll be interested in seeing pictures of the Monarchs.
The first day of high school and the first day of middle school. You should have some interesting conversations this evening.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Cute photos of the catterpillars.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat post, Darla. Your kids are all growing up, aren't they???? Love your caterpillars and soon to be butterflies.. It's so neat to watch them grow and change.

Have a great day--with an empty house today!!!!! Strange, huh?
Hugs,
Betsy

tina said...

Love the caterpillar house for sure. And I need to watch for those sulfur cats as I think I may be um, well, we won't go there. Can't help on your vine.

MissyM said...

Not a clue what the vine may be. But I love your butterfly and catapiller pictures! I noticed the pods on my butterfly weed are splitting open. Time to save seeds.

Dirt Princess said...

I can't wait to watch the butterflies, well caterpillars turn into butterflies

Tootsie said...

how neat to watch those caterpillars....hope all is well....and that you are enjoying your beautiful garden!
my gang goes back to school next week...so I have a few days to finish up the readying of them!

Tootsie said...

is your vine some sort of clematis?

Becca's Dirt said...

They children grow up so quick.

I like the butterfly cage. It's been a very long time since I have seen one of those.

flowergardengirl said...

I think our kiddos go back tomorrow. I don't have any kids left at home--kinda sad.

Yes, she needs to be graduated to middle kid.

I think that is so sweet that you let the caterpillars mature inside. That sort of thing is a real blessing to watch. Goes right along with your personality.

Gail said...

It's wonderful to see butterflies and cats in the garden~~I'd given up hope at C&L. I like the butterfly protective cage...it will keep them safe from predators! The vine looks familiar but I'm blanking on it now. I remember having mixed feelings about back to school. I sure missed my kid but I also loved the free time! gail

Valerie said...

You really are amazing! So are all the girls in school? I bet you miss your helpers.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Lucky you to have the caterpillars. It will be fun raising the Monarch's. You'll have to keep us posted.
School starts here next week. My little one is starting preschool the other in 6th grade. Time just goes by so quickly.

marmee said...

just came from gails who has beautiful cats too. i could be jealous but i am still holding out that i might get some too.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful pictures, Darla!
I LOVE that monarch!

Melody said...

Drats!!! I was hoping could id the vine. They are growing in my yard and I can't figure out what they are.