Monday, 14 September 2009
Okay, I confess, I am finding the Silkworm season a little crazy this year. When the little critters spun their cocoons last year we made the mistake of not tossing the boxes and so 4 weeks ago when the silkworms started popping out en-mass we knew that trouble was brewing.
The boys are loving having hundreds of silkworms - but we are not so chuffed. Anyway, we are trying to teach them to 'give generously' and at any opportunity we are encouraging them to give the silkworms away. Other school parents are looking at us with angry glances and we can read their minds....'Don't you dare!' is normally what we see written on their faces.
Anyway, we are now down to 2 boxes and hopefully we will 'bless' some other families with a few silkworms this week. By the way, the advert in the Witness newspaper selling silkworms for 50cents each was NOT from us. Man, I wish I had thought of that, before the market got saturated with worms.
All I can do now is to sing the old hymn:
"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small.
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all."
Indeed, God made them all - but why he made so many silkworms I will never know.
Grace and peace to you.
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