Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gardening

I do NOT have a green thumb but I keep trying. Yesterday the little ones and I picked up a LARGE tomato plant at Costco with tomatoes already on it. Unfortunately there was also a LARGE caterpillar that had the same idea- yum, tomatoes! (Actually I think he was more interested in the leaves.) We found it before check out so we left that plant at the store; a kindly employee said he would take care of the caterpillar. (And he meant in a good way, not by killing it. He thought it was cute.) Google told us it was a tomato hornworm. Or tobacco hornworm. Whatever. It turns into a really big moth, which makes sense because it was a really big caterpillar. I've never seen a caterpillar that big before; it was easily as big as my middle finger! At first I thought it was a leaf that was all curled up. I started to touch it to figure out why it was curled up but before I made contact it MOVED!!! Startled the bejeezus out of me, but then I thought it was kind of cool and showed the kids. Creepy and cool all at the same time. Shudder.

3 comments:

Mark said...

You need a camera phone so you can post pictures of your weird animal encounters like me!

Kevin said...

She can't have a camera phone. She will not read the manual nor will she play with it enough to figure it out. She just yells at me about how technology sucks. I've tried teaching her but neither of has the patience for that.

I just shrug. I love her anyway.

Kim said...

So not true. I read manuals ALL THE TIME. He rigs stuff so you can't do it the way the manual says. :-P