The newest addition to the hen house is this little duck. It has some kind of deformity that keeps his head at that angle, so obviously, my dad decided to bring him home. We don’t know what caused the head tilt. But so far, other than that he’s a completely normal duck. He eats and drinks and plays in his water dish. He walks around and gets along with the chicks. And overall seems to be happy.
If anyone’s interested I’ll give an update on him later on how he’s doing and what his space will look like. Honestly, even if you’re not interested, I’ll probably do that anyway because he’s really cute.
Hello humans of the internet! A while ago I started a Christmas cactus propagation. Here is a picture of what that looks like:
It’s doing pretty well, so why not propagate another one (from the original plant, this one is not ready to have pieces cut off.) Also my sister asked for a Christmas cactus. I don’t know if this is true for everyone, but it’s the beginning of growing season where I live. All the plants are starting to put off fresh leaves, so it feels like a good time to start some little plant babies.
This is the plant I’m going to be taking the cuttings from. In the past I’ve propagated Christmas cactus in soil, but I wanted to see if I would be able to get it to root in water, so I’m going to do both.
And that is it. Now I just wait a couple weeks until the plant has roots then, I’ll give it to my sister.
Hello humans of the internet! I think we’ve established by now that I like plants. So, I decided that I want to see what I can grow. Today, I’m starting with something I’ve tried before mostly so that when everything else fails, at least I’ll have an avocado tree. I’m using toothpicks to suspend the seed in water. I’m pretty sure that you can just put the seed in dirt and it will grow. But this is fun because you can watch the roots.
Hello humans of the internet! I hope everyone had a great day yesterday. Personally, I went to a funeral that I didn’t know was happening because people had forgotten to tell me that the person had passed. In their defense a lot has been going on in my family. The first baby of the next generation was born a week ago today. It has been an emotional week. I’m so excited for my cousin and his wife. I’m going to miss Ms. Lola.
And it’s the week that my book went on sale and it’s weird because it feels so insignificant right now. Writing a book has been a dream of mine my whole life. In the 9th grade we had to write a letter to ourselves in ten years and I wrote, “I aspire to be a writer.”
Did I celebrate Valentine’s day? No. I got in a fight with my boyfriend.
I realize that this is a super rambling post and that’s how I feel right now. I hope that everyone had a better random day in February.
Please let me know what y’all did on Valentine’s Day.
Hello humans of the internet! It’s Valentine’s Day. But today I wanted to talk about something else. Specifically that I wrote a book. I’m super proud of it and I don’t know what else to say about it. I thought it would be easier to write about the thing I spent so much time writing. It’s called I Still Wear Black Eyeliner and is a poetry book about going from a being an angsty teenager to being an adult who might still be a little angsty sometimes. If you’re interested here is a link to it: I Still Wear Black Eyeliner
Hello humans of the internet! It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post. I’m pretty sure it’s been more than a month. I’m sorry about that. I’ve been editing. And editing. And editing. But now it’s all almost done, which is crazy.
I wrote a poetry book about the emotional journey of going from being 14 to 24. And now it’s so close to being a book that people can buy. It feels so weird. Most of the poems are ones that I wrote recently, but I included some that I wrote as a teenager to show the journey.
Later this week I’ll post information on where you can purchase my book if anyone is interested. I’m just so excited to finally be a writer, it’s something I’ve always dreamed of but thought I would never be able to do. I thought that because I’m dyslexic I wouldn’t be able to share my love of poems and stories. And even if no one likes my book at least I did it.
Hello humans of the internet! Today I thought it would be fun to compile a list of some of the plants that haven’t worked out. Before reading that, please enjoy this picture of a thriving nerve plant!
On to the not so thriving plants.
The elephant bush. This is a plant that I was so excited about. And because of that, I got a little obsessed with and way over watered it. This is definitely one that I’d like to try again and this time I’ll make sure to water it correctly.
The sensitive plant. Another one that I was super excited about. I grew this one from seeds, it was thriving. At least, it was thriving until Soot discovered that it moved and attacked it. I tried to save it.
Aloe seeds. This one isn’t a fail on my part because the seeds did sprout, but the seeds that came up were a cacti not an aloe.
A moon valley pilea. I don’t think I ever made a post talking about this one. I think this one must have had some kind of fungus as it went from healthy to rotting within days of me bringing it home.
An aluminum plant. This one was thriving, but I put the moon valley pilea next to it and it also rotted super quickly.
Now, let’s take a look at my thriving Norfolk island pine, so I can feel a little bit better.
Hello humans of the internet! Yes I know that it’s a week into 2020. I’ve been busy over thinking this post. It’s the first post of the year. The first post of the decade. That’s a lot of self imposed pressure. I have come to the conclusion that it’s best to start the decade as I intend to continue: low expectations and an attempt at humor.