There is one thing about growing tomatoes that totally creeps me out: horn worms.  Something about them absolutely gives me the chilly willies.  I’ve known for a while that we’ve had them because their skat is everywhere.  Every time I reach for a tomato that and the plant rubs against my arm, I freak out and am certain I will find a horn worm.  And yet, I have found none.  Sneaky little things, aren’t they?!?!  Then last night I was harvesting yet another crop when I looked up and saw this:

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It turns out horn worms actually chrysalize (probably not a word, but become chrysalises), and then turn into hawk moths.  Who knew?  So, today my husband is going to put them in our butterfly cage so we can see them transform.  Hope it works?!?

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