Thursday, May 12, 2016
Growing and recovering.
One of the big things I'm excited about is that the seedling swap for the Hilltown Seed Saving Network is this Saturday at the town hall where we live. It's always a great time for swapping plants, and chatting with good folks. We learn a lot while we're there and have a good time. This year we are going to again have a lot of tomatoes and peppers to trade, and are hoping to pick up summer and winter squash though they don't transplant very well. We're starting to get our seedlings used to being outside by giving them an hour outside today, 2 - 3 hours tomorrow, and then they'll be outside at least 4 hours on Saturday. One of the things we've done in the past is have our seedlings far too big by the time we go to the seedling swap, this year it may be the opposite, we did start our seedlings a bit late which happens. For the most part our seedlings are doing well except in areas that got bad watering which is my fault. I'm going to be in the future making sure to rotate the seedling tray to avoid the kinds of problems with dry spots in the future. A properly leveled area is important for the bottom watering we do, and we didn't do that well enough this year. Things to try for the future.
Boris isn't our only convalescent right now of course. Rico is healing up very well, and thinks he's fully healed enough that we should let him go running around. Of course, the fact that he still has staples in makes him running around forbidden. Good luck explaining to a high energy dog that he can't run around. Tomorrow we're going to be bringing him to the vet to get his staples out and get checked to see how well he's healed up. He's still limping a bit from time to time, but I'm not certain that's entirely injury related given that I've limped around a lot after recovering from injuries. I just know he's going to be happy to be able to run full tilt again, though we're going to be more careful about letting him out without seeing what's out there first!