I've been busy the last few days, so my apologies for neglecting the blog. I'm caught up on my seed swap for the time being. I've got a few more people I've made offers to trade and I'm waiting to hear back from them. I also joined another trade, the Secret Santa trade that I love so much. It's the one I did a couple years ago and the kids and I made handmade cards and mailed off seeds to as many people on the seed swap list as we had something from their wish lists. It was so much fun! I spent a ton on postage that year and we didn't get much in return, but it was worth it to know other people got stuff from their list fulfilled. I'm going to try it again this year with a little more restraint on how many packages we send out.
As promised, photos of the newest plants I picked up!
I hope a South-facing window will be enough to keep these succulents alive. I'm excited to try again with something that should be harder to kill off. I mean, even if I forget to water it for a long time, these should do just fine.
I also got the rooted cuttings from my pothos plant replanted into a hanging basket. I put it in the window in my bedroom. Hopefully it thrives. I took more cuttings from the original pothos plant in the kitchen and put them in the same water vases I put the last cuttings. With any luck I'll have even more pothos soon. So far it's the only houseplant I have managed to keep for over a year.
I was back in the basement watering and checking on my little mini potted garden and harvested more tomatoes. Among the bowl full of Bush Goliath that were literally falling off the plant, I harvested one Dark Galaxy tomato. This thing is pretty, and fairly uncommon. It starts out as a green tomato that gets purple across the top. As it ripens the green turns to red and gold spots appear.
I will be saving seeds from this one.
The original three buck rabbits from the first of the fall auctions will be done with quarantine on the 13th. It looks like Thursday the 15th is the warmest day in the forecast, so that will be our last breeding day of the year. Next scheduled breeding will be at the end of January into early February of 2019.
Today Tony brought home some big skeins of yarn. I had an idea to pair up all the dish cloths to make a quilt, since the dish cloths aren't selling - at all. But my dish cloths are so mismatched that Tony said he didn't want such a conglomeration on the bed. So he brought me home some light blue and some variegated grey yarn so I can set to work making more of those little squares, and then I can whip stitch them all together into a nice warm crocheted quilt. It might take me a while. I need to finish the purple and yellow scarf I was working on for my mom (Vikings colors) before I can get started on the quilt squares.
As for the potatoes I ordered that arrived last week, there were two potatoes that had already gone soft. There's no way they'd make it through winter to be planted in spring. I emailed the company but have not heard back from them. I assume due to the weekend. I anticipate a response tomorrow.