Population crisis and hairy legs

I’ve got a population crisis in my stick insect habitat. It’s swarming with them now and there’s a range of sizes so this is more than just one lot of offspring. They’re breeding like rabbits and I’m not sure what to do with them all. There are so many that I can’t take the dead leaves out because there are stick insects all over them. I’ve thought about releasing some into the wild but it’s still too cold outside for that. Maybe over the summer?


I’m off to Spain next week which means I have to shave my legs. I hate shaving my legs. It’s cool enough here to wear tights virtually the whole year round but where I’m going the weather is already in the mid-twenties during the day which means summer clothing and stinky armpits. I could just brave it with hairy legs but I’m not prepared to deal with the backlash. Society expects women to shave their legs and I obediently obey. I’m just a pathetic, self-conscious sheep in the flock.

Good news! The apple tree I rescued from the school playground has buds.