Good news today! The seed trade from last month that was lost... well, he sent a second package, this time with delivery confirmation so we could track it. Turns out the whole mess was completely my fault. When typing my address I had transposed numbers in my zip code, so the package went "out for delivery" in Wisconsin! After a few hours on the phone trying to get a hold of someone from the Wisconsin post office, and eventually just calling the national number - a wonderful woman on the other end of the line fixed it. Within 24 hours, the package was where it was supposed to be. I waited until after school because #4 was very excited that it was coming today and wanted to be here when it was opened.
Well, the second package arrived (torn open, but doesn't appear to be missing anything), but the first one is still mysteriously missing in transit - possibly in Wisconsin. I want to give a huge thank you to Gary and Mia. They clearly spent a lot of time and energy making this package special for us, complete with beautiful cards and well labeled seeds. Each of the kids got their own personalized seed selection. Purple coneflowers for #4, meticulously glued to paper so she wouldn't drop them when she goes to plant them. Bird's Foot Trefoil for #3, which she excitedly asked if we could plant before school gets out so she can tell her friends about it. Butternut squash seeds for #2, which is great because he traded for some a while ago, but they came smushed and we weren't sure they'd actually germinate - so now he has some better seeds! Boston Pickling Cucumber for #1 to help her grow her pickle addiction. And not to be forgotten, they sent the zinnia seeds we sent them back, as a gift for little #5 with the suggestion we plant them in a circle to make a flower house for him. What a neat idea!! Almost immediately #4 asked for paper and a pen to write a thank you letter. Too cute!
I have updated the Seed Stash list.