Monday, February 04, 2013


I guess the title would make more sense if you could see the avocado seed in the above photo a bit closer.  They basically crack open to allow the roots and stem to come out.  It's pretty cool.  If you have superb patience and can wait 5-7 years you can actually get an avocado off the resulting tree too!  Don't know if mine will last that long but I wanted to try this just to see what would happen.  It's pretty amazing the amount of food you can grow from scraps.  I'll try to do a more extensive post on that before long.  I've been growing green onions from scraps and they are a number of other things that work too.

My orchid now has 6 blooms on it!  SIX!!!  It's so pretty.  I may venture to buy another type one day.

Little Willie had a little bit of a setback the other day, kinda my fault, but she bounced back and is doing pretty good now.  I think she is still pretty sore and tired though.  She has to rest a lot if I take her out in the garden with me.  She tries hard to scratch and look for bugs and stuff and I help her out by digging a little for her.  She enjoys that and I think she is slowly getting better.  I think when spring finally arrives we'll all feel better.  I am SO over this winter and cold weather and I am really looking forward to warmer days.  I think most everybody is.  What about you?

Edit:  Found Willie dead this morning.  Not really sure what happened but looking back she was having some difficulty.  As I stated, Willie never developed quite right physically and she may have had more unseen problems there.  She wasn't eating as well as I wanted and had to rest a lot.  I guess she had more issues than I could see.


Baby Sis said...

Down here in the far south (Houston suburbs) we have not had any winter at all - just a couple of weeks in the high 30s - high 40s. Last few weeks in the high 70s. I'm kinda looking forward to some cold! It is winter, after all - wanna trade?
Enjoy your building & blogging - look forward to seeing you each morning ~

pamit said...

Beautiful orchid! I love the green color in the flowers.

Sandcastle Momma said...

Your orchid is beautiful! I have never been able to keep one alive, probably because my thumb doesn't seem to have a bit of green in it.

Island Rider said...

I am sorry about Willie.

HermitJim said...

Sad news about Willie. I was hoping that things would work out differently!

JMD said...

Poor Willie, I almost felt like she was my chicken! Gosh, that is really sad.

woodysrockyridge said...

Sorry about Willie.

pamit said...

R.I.P. were one pretty chicken.

edifice rex said...

Hey Sis! thanks and thanks for commenting! I would certainly trade for some warm weather! lol!

Hey pam! yes, I like that too!

Hey Momma! Well, I struggle with orchids but this one has survived amazingly.

Hey IR! thanks; I was sorry too.

Hey Jim! yeah, she was one of my favorites. Such a sweet little bird.

Hey JMD, yeah, something about her was so sweet. It made me very sad.

Hey Woody! thanks.

Hey Pam! yes, she was a pretty little girl.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

How sad your Willie did not make it. Sometimes chickens begin to pick on one in their midst. I have actually had a chicken pecked to death. Your Willie seems to have gotten on a hit list. She seems to have lost her will to live in spite of your care.