The silkworms are getting sooo big!
A few of them have gone to silk already.
Others are working on it.
I took dozens to the guild where the white elephant table accepted them as their first ever consignment of ‘livestock’ and they went home with a spinner who has grandchildren staying (and a weeping mulberry tree). Here they are in my basket ready to go…
Meanwhile. the search for mulberry leaves continues. We went to the Himeji gardens yesterday but the mulberry trees were not fully in leaf.
On the other hand, the gardens were beautiful even on an overcast day.
And there were ducklings!
In the end we made a trip to a nearby crash repairer where there is an immense mulberry tree hanging over a fence and dropping fruit… so I got some mulberries as well as plenty of leaves no one will miss.