1 July 2023 – Salmon Ladders (for people), Gnats and Sleepwalking

Jun 30, 2023 | Blog, Saturday Fairy Eggs

Children are naturally curious creatures and with so many under one roof coupled with the fact that we homeschool, we are frequently looking things up to answer the various questions that arise. For instance, the children found that one of the chickens had laid an egg the size of a cherry tomato. We looked it up and found out that such an egg occurs on occasion, that there is no yolk inside and that they are called – by some – fairy eggs.

Here are some other fairy eggs we found this week:

  • I was looking up salmon ladders while researching for an article this week and was surprised when a bunch of pictures of humans climbing some sort of contraption came up instead of pictures of fish. I’m probably way behind on this, but thought I’d share in case anyone else lives under a rock like I do. This is some incredible physicality!
  • My son asked, “What’s the point of gnats?” As far as we could find, their point seems to be food for other animals in that their mating clouds make them an easy prey for predators. Once they grow up from the larval stage, they mate, lay their eggs and they die.


  • I have a son that sleepwalks and he wanted to now why he does it. There isn’t yet an answer for it (aside from he fact that he probably inherited it from me), but there is a lot of interesting information around sleepwalking. For instance, in extreme cases, some sleepwalkers have managed to drive a car.


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