The first cocoon began yesterday.
There are so many other silkworms writhing over one another I’ve removed this one to a cardboard tube in front of the orange bowl. (I say this by way of explaining the backdrop!)
By breakfast this morning, there were 5 silkworms beginning the journey toward becoming silkmoths. Meanwhile, alpaca dyeing and an indigo vat… more about that later. For now, we need to collect more mulberry leaves. Last night’s substantial harvest is almost consumed.