For once I had some character.
The annual plant swapping day was yesterday, well my annual anyway because I never miss this one but there are several plant swapping days all over the country all summer to be honest. This one is almost just on the other side of the bog but the distance driving there is more than twice than if I could have driven straight across the bog 🙂 We had the weather god with us this year, mostly sunshine and warm. Last year it was rather cold that day and the rain poured down 🙂
For those of You that don’t know what a plant swapping day is, It’s a day when we bring the surplus of what we might have in the garden or what we have sown during winter and spring. Many always believe that just because many of us are a bit advanced in gardening it means we only bring rarities with us but it’s far from the truth. What can be weed for one person can be a treasure for someone else, it all depends on what kind of conditions it is where one live. Here for instance Aaron rods are weeds and something I toss by the hundreds some years, others might barely get them to survive in their gardens.
Normally all of us bring home more plants than we had when we came there 🙂 We have no idea what so ever how that can be 🙂 🙂 but this year I actually managed to have some character and brought home slightly fewer plants than I brought with me. There were however a few people who first didn’t want to participate in it because they didn’t bring any plants with them. We had to sound a bit threatening until they realised that we don’t care about petty things like that and we wouldn’t let them go until they had plenty with them home 🙂 🙂 🙂
By plant swapping I don’t mean that I say to someone that You can have these plants if I can have that one, no it’s a sort of lottery. All plants are placed so we all can see them (and naturally we all tell what we brought with us) Then we all draw a number and usually it’s the one with the number one that starts. I got number one yesterday and had one plants I wanted to take before anyone else. Naturally the lady that held this day then decided that number eight would start 🙂 🙂 🙂 But I got that plant anyway 🙂 I’ll show You later what I brought home yesterday.
I always get some kitten photos too when I’m there, this year they had 13 kittens 🙂 🙂 🙂 and they always find good homes for them. I didn’t see more than four myself though, some were outside hiding and some were in the bathroom because they were just a few weeks old. I have to admit that if I didn’t already have two cats I would see to it that I got one of these with me home 🙂 It’s time for a pot of tea and something to eat now, I haven’t had anything since 2pm today.
Have a great day!