Monday, November 17, 2008
RIP, little cutworm caterpillar
This morning, after my morning walk, I went out to check my garden. The spinach and kale are growing really nicely, as are the carrots. The tomatoes are plentiful, but all still green. The lettuce is growing in three nice rows. And my pea plants, they are growing, too! And there it was. Covered in pesticide dust. The little cutworm caterpillar. Paralized, apparently. It was still squirming, fairly close to one of the pea plants. Sorry buddy, you're not going to turn into a moth. You see, if you had decided to feast on something like, say, the weeds, you would be alive and kicking. Unfortunately, you decided to pick my pea plants. If you had munched on a leaf or two, I would have showed mercy. But no, you had to go and cut my plants down. Unfortunately, that meant you had to die. Sorry. RIP, and in your next life, maybe you can come back as a bee, or a ladybug, or an earthworm. You know, something useful.