Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ok, so its after midnight and i'm posting.

I am still awake because I just finished work. Mouse goes back to school tomorrow (thank-you goddess) and she and Coyote were about to drive me batty all day long! its hard to work when there in there moods. I actually had to pull out the paddle and start making empty threats again.

Coyote had a screaming yelling temper tantrum (the first one in a long time) and it took me standing in the door way with a belt in my hand telling him he is way to old to be acting like that to get him to quit. Its amazing how just holding a belt will make him shut up and listen to reason. It reminds me of when I still had a horse. All the horse has to do is see you getting on her with a riding crop and they behave in a completely different way.

Coyotes big problem is he still thinks life is fair and he goes into these screaming temper tantrums when something happens that he thinks isn't fair. I can show him hundreds of examples of life not being fair and he is convinced that if a person tries hard enough they can make it fair. Its a nice thought, but life isn't like that. He doesn't have these fits as much as he used to though.

My mother gave me some seeds that I ordered several years ago and forgot that I had. There for strawberry popping corn and there 7 years old. I germination tested some of them in a plastic bag on top of the cable box and to my surprise I have 90% germination. Here I go feeling like a Krista from the movie Fern Gully with seeds sprouting in my hands. I can't even begin to describe the feeling I have when I unfold that damp coffee filter and see life.

I've been soaking some palm tree seeds I traded for back in early autumn for a few weeks and I have them sitting up there in a plastic bag now. I know there viable because they didn't float when I dropped them in the water. But what I've read tells me they can take as long as 9 months to germinate. These are cold tolerant palms and will look good growing near the future pond.


Blogger Madcap said...

90% germination! That's pretty good!

8:02 AM  
Blogger dragonfly183 said...

I thought so too, especially for seeds that are 7 years ol.

8:14 AM  

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