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More seeds! Patty Pan! I might actually plant a few seeds to see how they grow over the next month and a half, even if I get no fruit out of the deal. And I’m going to give their yellow zucch’s one more chance. If I get bad germination rates again, I’ll be looking for a different company for my zucch’s the following season.
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More seeds!

Patty Pan! I might actually plant a few seeds to see how they grow over the next month and a half, even if I get no fruit out of the deal.

And I’m going to give their yellow zucch’s one more chance. If I get bad germination rates again, I’ll be looking for a different company for my zucch’s the following season.

kurylenkos:

deerdem:

selkiesounds:

bogmoth:

I said “have a nice day!” to this old dude and apparently that’s not fucking good enough because he retrieved his wallet and from like a stack of 30 of these things pulled one out and gave it to me and said something like “I hope you reconsider your choices next time”

holy shit

This is the most self entitled shit i’ve seen all day

If it’d been me I would have replied with “I commanded you have a nice day and enjoy all it has to offer and not dwell on the negative. But now I retract that, and I command you have a horrible day and preferably get hit by a bus.” But I’m a smart ass like that.

So excited! The seeds I ordered arrived this week! Here’s the list of what I got for next year:-Broad Ripple Yellow Currant (cherry type) Tomato. (Considered rare.)-Patisson Panache, Scallop Squash (pattypan type that’s variegated).-Benning’s Green Tint, Bush scallop squash (greenish-white pattypan).-Five color Swiss Chard.-Detroit dark red beets.-Double Standard Heirloom sweet corn (considered rare).-Sweet Chocolate Pepper. And I’m not done yet! :)
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So excited! The seeds I ordered arrived this week!

Here’s the list of what I got for next year:

-Broad Ripple Yellow Currant (cherry type) Tomato. (Considered rare.)
-Patisson Panache, Scallop Squash (pattypan type that’s variegated).
-Benning’s Green Tint, Bush scallop squash (greenish-white pattypan).
-Five color Swiss Chard.
-Detroit dark red beets.
-Double Standard Heirloom sweet corn (considered rare).
-Sweet Chocolate Pepper.

And I’m not done yet! :)

Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 2 of 2.The front bed, which I call “the jungle”, is doing extremely well for the most part. The tomatoes are going NUTS, the herbs are doing well, the butternut squash up there was doing alright, the “miricle” bell pepper is going strong, as is the chard. I harvested my first golden wax beans from the garden today (and the plants are still putting out a ridiculous amount of flowers). I’ve decided to let the lettuce go to flower, and am going to try to get seed from them. The Romain look like huge towers and are already developing flower-heads. So it shouldn’t be that hard. Lastly, the Gladiolus are coming into bloom, as are the Peacock Orchids. And they’re beautiful. :)
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 2 of 2.The front bed, which I call “the jungle”, is doing extremely well for the most part. The tomatoes are going NUTS, the herbs are doing well, the butternut squash up there was doing alright, the “miricle” bell pepper is going strong, as is the chard. I harvested my first golden wax beans from the garden today (and the plants are still putting out a ridiculous amount of flowers). I’ve decided to let the lettuce go to flower, and am going to try to get seed from them. The Romain look like huge towers and are already developing flower-heads. So it shouldn’t be that hard. Lastly, the Gladiolus are coming into bloom, as are the Peacock Orchids. And they’re beautiful. :)
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 2 of 2.The front bed, which I call “the jungle”, is doing extremely well for the most part. The tomatoes are going NUTS, the herbs are doing well, the butternut squash up there was doing alright, the “miricle” bell pepper is going strong, as is the chard. I harvested my first golden wax beans from the garden today (and the plants are still putting out a ridiculous amount of flowers). I’ve decided to let the lettuce go to flower, and am going to try to get seed from them. The Romain look like huge towers and are already developing flower-heads. So it shouldn’t be that hard. Lastly, the Gladiolus are coming into bloom, as are the Peacock Orchids. And they’re beautiful. :)
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 2 of 2.The front bed, which I call “the jungle”, is doing extremely well for the most part. The tomatoes are going NUTS, the herbs are doing well, the butternut squash up there was doing alright, the “miricle” bell pepper is going strong, as is the chard. I harvested my first golden wax beans from the garden today (and the plants are still putting out a ridiculous amount of flowers). I’ve decided to let the lettuce go to flower, and am going to try to get seed from them. The Romain look like huge towers and are already developing flower-heads. So it shouldn’t be that hard. Lastly, the Gladiolus are coming into bloom, as are the Peacock Orchids. And they’re beautiful. :)
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 2 of 2.The front bed, which I call “the jungle”, is doing extremely well for the most part. The tomatoes are going NUTS, the herbs are doing well, the butternut squash up there was doing alright, the “miricle” bell pepper is going strong, as is the chard. I harvested my first golden wax beans from the garden today (and the plants are still putting out a ridiculous amount of flowers). I’ve decided to let the lettuce go to flower, and am going to try to get seed from them. The Romain look like huge towers and are already developing flower-heads. So it shouldn’t be that hard. Lastly, the Gladiolus are coming into bloom, as are the Peacock Orchids. And they’re beautiful. :)
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 2 of 2.The front bed, which I call “the jungle”, is doing extremely well for the most part. The tomatoes are going NUTS, the herbs are doing well, the butternut squash up there was doing alright, the “miricle” bell pepper is going strong, as is the chard. I harvested my first golden wax beans from the garden today (and the plants are still putting out a ridiculous amount of flowers). I’ve decided to let the lettuce go to flower, and am going to try to get seed from them. The Romain look like huge towers and are already developing flower-heads. So it shouldn’t be that hard. Lastly, the Gladiolus are coming into bloom, as are the Peacock Orchids. And they’re beautiful. :)
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 2 of 2.The front bed, which I call “the jungle”, is doing extremely well for the most part. The tomatoes are going NUTS, the herbs are doing well, the butternut squash up there was doing alright, the “miricle” bell pepper is going strong, as is the chard. I harvested my first golden wax beans from the garden today (and the plants are still putting out a ridiculous amount of flowers). I’ve decided to let the lettuce go to flower, and am going to try to get seed from them. The Romain look like huge towers and are already developing flower-heads. So it shouldn’t be that hard. Lastly, the Gladiolus are coming into bloom, as are the Peacock Orchids. And they’re beautiful. :)
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 2 of 2.The front bed, which I call “the jungle”, is doing extremely well for the most part. The tomatoes are going NUTS, the herbs are doing well, the butternut squash up there was doing alright, the “miricle” bell pepper is going strong, as is the chard. I harvested my first golden wax beans from the garden today (and the plants are still putting out a ridiculous amount of flowers). I’ve decided to let the lettuce go to flower, and am going to try to get seed from them. The Romain look like huge towers and are already developing flower-heads. So it shouldn’t be that hard. Lastly, the Gladiolus are coming into bloom, as are the Peacock Orchids. And they’re beautiful. :)
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Garden Update!!

The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 2 of 2.

The front bed, which I call “the jungle”, is doing extremely well for the most part. The tomatoes are going NUTS, the herbs are doing well, the butternut squash up there was doing alright, the “miricle” bell pepper is going strong, as is the chard. I harvested my first golden wax beans from the garden today (and the plants are still putting out a ridiculous amount of flowers). I’ve decided to let the lettuce go to flower, and am going to try to get seed from them. The Romain look like huge towers and are already developing flower-heads. So it shouldn’t be that hard. Lastly, the Gladiolus are coming into bloom, as are the Peacock Orchids. And they’re beautiful. :)

Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 1 of 2.The back bed is doing very well. Something is still eating my chard but I planted so much of it, it’s not really that big a deal. The kale is okay so far, only a few small holes here and there. The tomato is loaded with fruit and tons and tons of flowers. It’s shocking really. Definitely going to grow it again next year. The butternut squash is doing really well in the back and grew another two or three feet over the past week alone. The bee balm is about finished flowering, it was nice while it lasted. I AM looking forward to the first strawberries of the year (it’s an ever-bearing variety). :P
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 1 of 2.The back bed is doing very well. Something is still eating my chard but I planted so much of it, it’s not really that big a deal. The kale is okay so far, only a few small holes here and there. The tomato is loaded with fruit and tons and tons of flowers. It’s shocking really. Definitely going to grow it again next year. The butternut squash is doing really well in the back and grew another two or three feet over the past week alone. The bee balm is about finished flowering, it was nice while it lasted. I AM looking forward to the first strawberries of the year (it’s an ever-bearing variety). :P
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 1 of 2.The back bed is doing very well. Something is still eating my chard but I planted so much of it, it’s not really that big a deal. The kale is okay so far, only a few small holes here and there. The tomato is loaded with fruit and tons and tons of flowers. It’s shocking really. Definitely going to grow it again next year. The butternut squash is doing really well in the back and grew another two or three feet over the past week alone. The bee balm is about finished flowering, it was nice while it lasted. I AM looking forward to the first strawberries of the year (it’s an ever-bearing variety). :P
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 1 of 2.The back bed is doing very well. Something is still eating my chard but I planted so much of it, it’s not really that big a deal. The kale is okay so far, only a few small holes here and there. The tomato is loaded with fruit and tons and tons of flowers. It’s shocking really. Definitely going to grow it again next year. The butternut squash is doing really well in the back and grew another two or three feet over the past week alone. The bee balm is about finished flowering, it was nice while it lasted. I AM looking forward to the first strawberries of the year (it’s an ever-bearing variety). :P
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 1 of 2.The back bed is doing very well. Something is still eating my chard but I planted so much of it, it’s not really that big a deal. The kale is okay so far, only a few small holes here and there. The tomato is loaded with fruit and tons and tons of flowers. It’s shocking really. Definitely going to grow it again next year. The butternut squash is doing really well in the back and grew another two or three feet over the past week alone. The bee balm is about finished flowering, it was nice while it lasted. I AM looking forward to the first strawberries of the year (it’s an ever-bearing variety). :P
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 1 of 2.The back bed is doing very well. Something is still eating my chard but I planted so much of it, it’s not really that big a deal. The kale is okay so far, only a few small holes here and there. The tomato is loaded with fruit and tons and tons of flowers. It’s shocking really. Definitely going to grow it again next year. The butternut squash is doing really well in the back and grew another two or three feet over the past week alone. The bee balm is about finished flowering, it was nice while it lasted. I AM looking forward to the first strawberries of the year (it’s an ever-bearing variety). :P
Zoom Info
Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 1 of 2.The back bed is doing very well. Something is still eating my chard but I planted so much of it, it’s not really that big a deal. The kale is okay so far, only a few small holes here and there. The tomato is loaded with fruit and tons and tons of flowers. It’s shocking really. Definitely going to grow it again next year. The butternut squash is doing really well in the back and grew another two or three feet over the past week alone. The bee balm is about finished flowering, it was nice while it lasted. I AM looking forward to the first strawberries of the year (it’s an ever-bearing variety). :P
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Garden Update!! The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 1 of 2.The back bed is doing very well. Something is still eating my chard but I planted so much of it, it’s not really that big a deal. The kale is okay so far, only a few small holes here and there. The tomato is loaded with fruit and tons and tons of flowers. It’s shocking really. Definitely going to grow it again next year. The butternut squash is doing really well in the back and grew another two or three feet over the past week alone. The bee balm is about finished flowering, it was nice while it lasted. I AM looking forward to the first strawberries of the year (it’s an ever-bearing variety). :P
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Garden Update!!

The state of the garden as of 07/22/14.  Post 1 of 2.

The back bed is doing very well. Something is still eating my chard but I planted so much of it, it’s not really that big a deal. The kale is okay so far, only a few small holes here and there. The tomato is loaded with fruit and tons and tons of flowers. It’s shocking really. Definitely going to grow it again next year. The butternut squash is doing really well in the back and grew another two or three feet over the past week alone. The bee balm is about finished flowering, it was nice while it lasted. I AM looking forward to the first strawberries of the year (it’s an ever-bearing variety). :P


crispyfishsticks:

crispysnakes:

Come on folks, there are only a few days left to comment on this!  Deadline is July 24th!  This Thursday!

All Americans who appreciate their freedom to have pets should comment. This may only affect big snake keepers now, but any species could be the next target. The entire pet community is being picked apart as we are not supporting each other in protecting our freedoms. Support your pet and reptile community and comment today! Over 80 million American households have pets. Over five million of those have pet reptiles. There should be tens or hundreds of thousands of comments made against adding additional species to the Constrictor Rule. This needs to be shared! Below are Talking Points, comment links, mailing address, sample letter, FAQ and more. 
Deadline is July 24 (no extension): Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is taking additional comments regarding listing five species of snakes (Boa constrictor, Reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, Green anaconda and Beni anaconda) as injurious under the Lacey Act. These species were originally proposed in 2010. If listed, FWS would ban interstate transportation/commerce and importation. Remember to be professional and civil with your comments.
Comments must be submitted at www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570 and clicking Comment Now! in the upper right. You may also comment at www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570.



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Please guys, if you haven’t yet, go visit the site and comment to defend our ability to keep our animals.  If you missed why this is so important to us (and me) last time, it’s this: once added to the Lacey act, these animals cannot be moved or sold across state lines. 


For me, and in time you (you know they’re coming for BPs and smaller exotics next, just look at the bans coming out of West Virginia and the Carolinas), this means:

1.  If you get a job in another state or have to move to another state, you cannot take your pet(s) with you like a responsible owner.
2.  If your vet is across state lines or you have to seek medical attention for your animal across state lines, you can’t take it there.
3.  You can’t ship in or ship out from your state, destroying any chance at a solid business.
4.  Do you travel from state to state doing educational programs with your animals?  Good luck.  You might be able to get a permit for it.  Maybe.  If they’re feeling generous.
5.  Conservation through captive breeding?  Not anymore. 

And if you get caught trying to take your pet or sell your stock over state lines?
1.  Up to $10,000 in fines
2.  Jail time
3.  Congratulations, you are now a felon.

So again, please help us stop this assault on responsible reptile ownership.

Hey guys, so I try and keep my pet blogging to my snake blog but this is coming up and we really need your help.
If you don’t know, I run a snake blog and keep quite a few designer boa constrictors (as well as a couple other less common localities and random odds and ends).  The majority of them I shipped in from reputable, responsible out-of-state breeders.  They are very well taken care of and almost all are very sweet, docile animals.  It would absolutely destroy me if I had to move and was forced to leave them behind (if you’ve ever worked in the games industry you know how nomadic we artists are - before coming to TX I moved every year and a half following jobs).  Now I’m forced to ask myself, the next time I have to move… will I be able to take them with me?

I made a commitment to these animals when I bought them, and I want to see them live long lives in comfort and safety while in my care.  They helped me struggle through the aftermath of a manipulative, emotionally abusive relationship and kept me going when art and work burned me into the ground.  There were mornings where they were the only reason I got out of bed, and they kept me involved in life when all I wanted to do was disappear.  
I never want to have to face that choice, and I’m sure others feel the same.  So please, even if you don’t like snakes, please take a moment to spread the word or help out.  Because if this passes, every single one of you exotics owners is going to be in this exact same spot, and soon.        
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crispyfishsticks:

crispysnakes:

Come on folks, there are only a few days left to comment on this!  Deadline is July 24th!  This Thursday!

All Americans who appreciate their freedom to have pets should comment. This may only affect big snake keepers now, but any species could be the next target. The entire pet community is being picked apart as we are not supporting each other in protecting our freedoms. Support your pet and reptile community and comment today! Over 80 million American households have pets. Over five million of those have pet reptiles. There should be tens or hundreds of thousands of comments made against adding additional species to the Constrictor Rule. This needs to be shared! Below are Talking Points, comment links, mailing address, sample letter, FAQ and more. 

Deadline is July 24 (no extension): Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is taking additional comments regarding listing five species of snakes (Boa constrictor, Reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, Green anaconda and Beni anaconda) as injurious under the Lacey Act. These species were originally proposed in 2010. If listed, FWS would ban interstate transportation/commerce and importation. Remember to be professional and civil with your comments.

Comments must be submitted at www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570 and clicking Comment Now! in the upper right. You may also comment at www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570.
Please guys, if you haven’t yet, go visit the site and comment to defend our ability to keep our animals.  If you missed why this is so important to us (and me) last time, it’s this: once added to the Lacey act, these animals cannot be moved or sold across state lines. 
For me, and in time you (you know they’re coming for BPs and smaller exotics next, just look at the bans coming out of West Virginia and the Carolinas), this means:
1.  If you get a job in another state or have to move to another state, you cannot take your pet(s) with you like a responsible owner.
2.  If your vet is across state lines or you have to seek medical attention for your animal across state lines, you can’t take it there.
3.  You can’t ship in or ship out from your state, destroying any chance at a solid business.
4.  Do you travel from state to state doing educational programs with your animals?  Good luck.  You might be able to get a permit for it.  Maybe.  If they’re feeling generous.
5.  Conservation through captive breeding?  Not anymore. 
And if you get caught trying to take your pet or sell your stock over state lines?
1.  Up to $10,000 in fines
2.  Jail time
3.  Congratulations, you are now a felon.
So again, please help us stop this assault on responsible reptile ownership.

Hey guys, so I try and keep my pet blogging to my snake blog but this is coming up and we really need your help.

If you don’t know, I run a snake blog and keep quite a few designer boa constrictors (as well as a couple other less common localities and random odds and ends).  The majority of them I shipped in from reputable, responsible out-of-state breeders.  They are very well taken care of and almost all are very sweet, docile animals.  It would absolutely destroy me if I had to move and was forced to leave them behind (if you’ve ever worked in the games industry you know how nomadic we artists are - before coming to TX I moved every year and a half following jobs).  Now I’m forced to ask myself, the next time I have to move… will I be able to take them with me?

I made a commitment to these animals when I bought them, and I want to see them live long lives in comfort and safety while in my care.  They helped me struggle through the aftermath of a manipulative, emotionally abusive relationship and kept me going when art and work burned me into the ground.  There were mornings where they were the only reason I got out of bed, and they kept me involved in life when all I wanted to do was disappear.  

I never want to have to face that choice, and I’m sure others feel the same.  So please, even if you don’t like snakes, please take a moment to spread the word or help out.  Because if this passes, every single one of you exotics owners is going to be in this exact same spot, and soon.        

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