We are hosting 5 painted lady caterpillars in our home, as part of one of Isabelle's Christmas presents...we sent away for these caterpillars and they arrived in a plastic cup with a lid and all the food they need inside. In about a week, these little guys (who have TRIPLED in size in 2 days) will climb to the top of the cup and form their cocoons. Then we will put them in the habitat provided (a big mesh tube) and they will pop out as painted ladies. Pretty cool.
I am positively ITCHING to dig in the dirt this spring. Just when I thought I might get a decent afternoon to try out my new rototiller (thanks, Mom!) the temp dropped about 12 degrees and knocked out that idea. Oh well, as Scarlett said, "Tomorrow is another day."