Imagine for a moment my old English Primary School friends, the thought of going to bed every evening surrounded by the slow stampede of multitudes of slimy, festering creatures all gradually gnawing their grizzly path on the way to invading your very soul as you slumber through the brooding and lonely night! Your dreams, infested by the horror and knowledge that tomorrow, once again, you will be forging your way through the denseness of an Amazonian wilderness in search of sustenance for those spineless creatures that have claimed your very being! Oh the humanity! Then, in the distance, the very grail that drives your ambition and calms these unforgiving, savage beasts… a giant Mulberry Tree! Yes folks, it’s Silkworm season again!! Happy memories of my youth in Kroonstad!