Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, here to thrill you and chill you with the latest news from our garden. You may remember me from such amazingly wonderful posts as “White Fever” and “Snow In The Forecast”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose. We purebred border collies can be quite serious indeed.You know how they say “March comes in like a lion, but goes out like a lamb”? Well, it never does that here. It comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lion. The weather this morning was very liony.
I’ve never seen a lion, or a lamb, but I know what lambs are without even seeing one. If I saw one, I would know exactly what to do, without being told. My grandpa Flurry went for a trial once, when he wasn’t even one year old, to see if he knew how to herd sheep, which he’d never seen before, and he herded them here, and herded them there, and won a blue ribbon which said “Herding Certified”, so I can tell you I know what lambs are. It’s my job, though, now, as I’ve said before, I’m retired.
What with all the liony weather this morning, we got up later than usual, there being no real need to get up any earlier, but I began to worry that the guy I live with wasn’t going to take me for my morning walk in weather like this. I put on my worried face.And then added a little, for effect.
But the guy I live with said I was worrying for nothing, since we were going to go. He just hadn’t drunk enough coffee yet. I suppose it would help if he didn’t fall asleep on my walk. So eventually we did go, and I got all covered with snow. It was excellent, as you can imagine.
Later, he was just kind of milling around, after shoveling the liony stuff off the sidewalk, and then the mail came. There was a small box of cactus seeds from Mesa Garden. Cactus seeds are little.After filling pots outside, and pouring hot water on them (the hot water helps moisten the soil-less mix), and waiting a few minutes for the water to cool, he brought the pots inside and sowed the cactus seed. He bought some propagators from Garden Talk, to grow more seeds. Like he needs more seeds, huh.The propagator has drainage holes in the bottom, so he lined the bottom with heavy-duty foil. He misted the seeds sitting on top of the soil-less mix.Then the propagator went on the shelf under the lights. There’s a heating mat beneath it.
Until next time, then.