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First New Swallowtail Eggs Of The Season!

Sunday, April 26, 2015      8 comments

You know butterfly season is in full swing when the Swallowtails come back to lay eggs. These are our first new eggs this season and I am thrilled that the beautiful Swallo... Read more

My Bingo Pictures

Friday, April 24, 2015      7 comments

The little lake behind our house. One of my beautiful Swallowtails Read more

My Very First First Place Medal!

Sunday, March 08, 2015      17 comments

I ran my first 5K in over a year this morning and I was so pleased to have won a first place medal. Bot... Read more

Camp WannabeFit's Winter Scavenger Hunt!

Saturday, March 07, 2015      11 comments

Well, I wasn't going to do this because I don't have an easy means of taking and uploading pictures, but when I read that I could describe them, I decided to enter a description of the things I have around the house. Cozy slippers - I got a... Read more

This Is Where I Stall!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      9 comments

OK, I'm to the point where I am at the lowest weight I have weighed in twenty years and everyone is telling me I have lost enough weight. But, I want to get to the point where I have a little wiggle room. I have done the Whole30 for two months ... Read more

New Haircut - New Shape, and a MERRY Christmas!

Friday, December 26, 2014      11 comments

Christmas morning was the first time I got on the scale after completing the Whole30 and I was so pleased. I had lost six pounds, but that wasn't the amazing part; I also ... Read more

My Healthy Approach To The Holidays

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      8 comments

Originally, I was going to wait until January to start the Whole30, but I have slowly been adding about a pound a week and I can't wait until the first of the year. So here is my plan for the holidays: I printed the Whole30 shopping list an... Read more

Payback Can Be A Bear!

Sunday, November 02, 2014      14 comments

Sometimes you can be bad and eat whatever you feel like and there are no repercussions, or so you think. emoticonRead more


Monday, September 29, 2014      14 comments

It is really rare that I have three Giant Swallowtails emerge all at the same time. I just wanted to share them with you. ... Read more

I've Got A Tiger!

Thursday, September 04, 2014      10 comments

This beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail just emerged today. It is a real magnificent specimen, measuring more than five inches across. The last picture is of all my baby Giant Swallowtails that hatched from those eggs I just gathered a few days... Read more

I Don't Just Love The Butterflies, I Love The Caterpillars Too!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      9 comments

The Exotic Flower on the Dutchman's Pipevine The Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar getting ready to for... Read more

Here Is Another Beauty!

Sunday, August 03, 2014      7 comments

I have had other Zebra Longwings, but this is my very first one raised from an egg. Only a few hours old, but ready to fly. Now that I have been releasing them, I see them around the house all the time. You need to have the host plant, Purple Pa... Read more

My First Pipevine Swallowtail!

Saturday, August 02, 2014      9 comments

When we first started raising butterflies in 2010, the Pipevine Swallowtail is the one we wanted to raise. Although we have had several Dutchman's Pipevine (their host plant) we never even saw one. There was a Swallowtail that laid eggs, but it ... Read more

This Is Where I Usually Sabotage Myself!

Monday, July 07, 2014      10 comments

In previous years, I have come so close to my goal and never made it. I am less than seven pounds from my goal and I really want to get there this time. I am really working hard to ignore the things that tripped me up in the past; my clothes are... Read more

I Raised A Giant!

Thursday, June 05, 2014      11 comments

I have been raising butterflies for over four years now, but I never had a Giant Swallowtail or a Zebra Longwing lay eggs until this year. Instead of citrus, I thought I would try planting a Hercules club and sure enough, I only had the potted p... Read more

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