Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This is a slug
We went blueberry picking today at Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm today. It was fun, Lucy met some nice kids, I got to see a few familiar moms that have been at some of the other events that we have gone to, and we got just over a pound of blueberries. Yea I was super excited that we were going berry picking again. I think berry picking is awesome. I have never done it before we moved to Washington and I think it is the beezkneez. And I bought some homemade strawberry syrup, but that is besides the point.
The point of this post is that we saw slugs. They were everywhere. I have never seen a slug before. I have seen snails, I have held snails. I have never seen nor held a slug. I didn't hold a slug today either, gross, but I did look at them.
Why all of a sudden the interest in bugs? Maybe because there just aren't enough fun ones in Vegas? I dunno. But what I do know, is that although these guys are horribly disgusting, they were pretty neat to see them everywhere.
An interesting side note: When I was a freshman in high school I wrote a paper on the Banana Slug which is located in California. I got an A on the paper and my biology teacher saved a copy of it to use as an example for future classes. I wonder if he still has it...
Lucy didn't care about them and Dexter was to busy sucking his thumb to really pay attention to me, but wow. SLUGS!