SEED NOTES. Do you remember the kiwi seeds turned sprouts turned seedlings I was so excited about documenting? Well, it turns out that they're just weeds. Good old, common, non-kiwi weeds. I showed them to my brother-in-law, and he stated quickly and definitively that I've been documenting weeds grow. It's fine, really. I suppose I could be more disappointed, but it was a bit of a stretch when only after two days of haphazardly scattering my saved kiwi seeds on the ground, I saw sprouts. People really do believe what they want to believe. So there, a quick update from this stressball who is in the super final stretch of finishing a book.
BUNNY NOTES. We got two New Zealand White Rabbits: Pika(chu) and Zelda. They had a little romp this afternoon, so we shall see in three months if baby pokerabbits pop out.
The grass that was cleared on the lot is starting to grow again, thanks to the very rich soil and the rain. Goats may be in our near future. I tried to sheet-mulch a portion of the lot, but in the process of getting grass cuttings, a gigantic black ant managed to crawl undetected onto my hand and very grumpily and painfully made his/her presence felt. No pictures of the sheet-mulching attempt as of yet, since it was a pretty sad try. My mom-in-law is giving me cardboard boxes though, so I'll be attempting sheet-mulching again once I'm done with the book.
We've camped at the lot, bonfire and marshmallows and sausages and coffee in enamel cups and all, and it was a night to remember. Looking forward to more campouts and sleeping under the stars.