Sunday, November 29, 2009

Compost and Christmas Cards



What do we do in November, when the season has passed and the cover crop is sprouting and there is nothing better to do? Drive up and down streets stealing people's leaf bags! LOL. Yep, we do this quite often in the dark and it is actually quite fun. Not as fun is then slicing them open and dumping them on our larger-than-life compost pile.


What else do I do? FILL BUBBLES LIKE 2 HOURS A DAY!! Blech. With the ammount of seed requests I've been filling on a daily basis, I came to the decision yesterday that I am not doing Christmas cards this year. I am too poor from already spending $40+ on postage that the people are short on, plus my hand is permanently cramped from writing, plus just the concept of mailing even more stuff is making me crazy. Don't be offended if I don't send you a card, just be understanding and I'll be back in the game next year for sure!

5 comments:

Grammy said...

I saw that you grew the largest pumpkin in the world. Great Job! It great to see that a woman took the prize. My husband and I attempted growing pumpkins for our youngest grandson's Halloween and they were nothing like your's. We hope to grow more next year for the little children in the family and neighborhood. If I send a self addressed envelope can we get some seeds to plant next year. It would be a thrill for the little ones next Halloween. Where should I send the envelope?
Thank you,
Grammy

basebell6 said...

Hi Grammy! Email me at basebell6@hotmail.com and we can work out details.

Jenea said...

Grammy it's very cool idea!!!! I want too, but... I live very far away! ;(
Today I send three postcard for peoples from diferently countries from world! :)

The Witch said...

HAVE BEEN LURKING AT YOUR SITE AND JUST LOVE IT.
I'M A BIG FAN OF PUMPKIN'S, JUST CHECK OUT MY BLOG.
WOULD LOVE TO TRY SOME OF YOUR SEEDS JUST LET ME KNOW YOUR ADDRESS AND I WILL SEND YOU A SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE.
WHY AREN'T YOU CHARGING FOR THE RIGHTS TO YOUR SEEDS.
YOU CAN MAKE HUGE MONEY FROM THIS!
JUST A THOUGHT.

basebell6 said...

Good question! 95 % of giant pumpkin growers will never make even 1 cent on their seeds out of respect to the man who originated the Atlantic Giant, Howard Dill. It was through his secret breeding project back in the 1970's that we even have giant pumpkins like we do today. He had a patent on the seeds so that he was the ONLY one in the world allowed to sell that strain until 2004 when the patent expired. So during those years, "free trade" exisited among growers, and continues today even after the patent expired. I have donated a lot of my seeds to growing organizations (ovgpg.com for an example) and they will sell and auction seeds for fundraising purposes. They give away a LOT LOT LOT of prize $$ at weighoffs and need a way to get the funds somehow!!