Apr 25, 2010
Where did the weekend go?
Time sure flew by this weekend - I didn't get any of my seedlings planted yet! Last night I had a pretty good turnout for the Seed Swap Party, but instead of saying bon voyage to a bunch of seedlings, I ended up having more than before, lol! We all did swap and got some great stuff, but all of the extras were left here instead of going back home to their respective growers! It will work out great though, since I will be able to take them to the Master Gardener Plant Sale and thus their seedlings will go towards raising money for a valuable educational resource for local gardeners!
Of course, I completely forgot to take pictures of the event, but we ended up with 19 guests including all the children that came too! Below are photos of my seedlings before the event, now imagine that I still have that many flats only a couple more now, although the ones I set out have gone to new homes! Everyone did something different, which was nice. We had veggie and flower seeds, vegetable, herb, flower seedlings and some perennial cuttings from others' own yards.
A couple of highlights of the evening were provided by the children:
- Random children running around the yard in the dark planting unknown seeds they had squirreled away from the seed table into all my beds and who knows where else, that will be interesting!!
- At one point a few of us were inside talking when Loch quietly came inside the house, marshmallow on a stick in one hand, and pouring a draft beer out of the keg with the other hand... "It's for Daddy" he calmly announced and walked back out like it was the most normal thing a 7 year old could do!
- The drawing for a garden book & pair of gloves went like this: Me- "All the GROWNUPS have put their name in the drawing right? No kids, right?" ...to which everyone replies yes. I then proceed to pick the youngest child to do the drawing, who happened to be the Samster, he's almost 4. I say "okay Sam, pull out a piece of paper and give it to me"... he does and I unfold and read it and it says "SAM", LOL.... I think he rigged it! That was pretty cute.
As of now, the party aftermath is all picked up, dishes are done, and I just sent hubby out of the house with a 7 layer dip headed to watch "After Armageddon" in a garage... can you tell it's a guy's night out? They are probably in survivalist mode right now, talking of hunting and guns all while eating the food that the WOMAN made, hahahaha! Me? I'm putting the kids to bed early and going to veg out in front of the TV and knit - thank goodness we still have the regular networks! Hope you all had a productive weekend and for those of you in the south, I was thinking about you and hope your gardens and families are all ok after those storms...