May. 30th, 2017

aldersprig: (LynConstruction)
This weekend, we worked on the garden beds!

We moved something like 6 square feet of walking onions from various garden beds into the hedgerow, where we hope they will fight it out with the goldenrod and emerge victorious.

We then started to repair the bed most of those onions had been living in, noticed that we had two 3-½” bolts instead of the 4” we needed, and were about to go out to Lowes and then dinner…

...when we remembered that it was graduation weekend for the largest college in the area.

So we went for bolts the next day, bolted that bed back together, amended and turned over the soil, and planted asparagus roots and strawberries. This is now a perennial bed for something actually intentional, as opposed to a perennial-onion bed.

We had a little time left, so we turned over another bed, planted the cabbage starts, and planted two milkweed (fancy milkweed) and two fancy day lily starts.

So our garden so far:

[cabbage] [kale, needs work ] [sweet potatoes] [asparagus/strawberries]
[tomatoes][peppers, eggplant]][~needs work~ [ ~needs planting~]

And then, off to the left, a wide hilly section that has held/will hold various squash, and on the patio, a whole range of pots holding herbs, tomato, and peppers.

And so far we’ve only lost one pepper plant to the rabbits and, darn it, 1 pack of squash plants to the cat.

How was your (long, in the US) weekend?
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
It's time for the theme poll!

This poll picks the theme for the three stories posted each month on Patreon, as well as reposts and possibly other such things.

If you don't have a DW account, you can vote in the comments.

Poll #18432 June Patreon Theme Poll!!
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


What should the June 2017 Patreon Theme be?

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Things Unspoken (Setting)
2 (18.2%)

Fourth Husband (Setting)
2 (18.2%)

Under (New Setting)
0 (0.0%)

Desmond’s World (Setting)
1 (9.1%)

Magical Dates (theme)
2 (18.2%)

Weddings and other Joinings (theme)
0 (0.0%)

Rain, mud, and rainy days (theme)
1 (9.1%)

Kaiju (theme)
3 (27.3%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
0 (0.0%)

aldersprig: (lock and key)
First: Slaves, School
Previous: Collar Food


It turned out Hellina and Meshron had a secondary purpose in shadowing the new students through breakfast - it was their job to guide all of the first-year blues to their first class.

That turned out to be a lecture room big enough for all twenty-seven students (with three seats left over, Des noted), fronted by a tall person with a very long white beard dressed much more like the students than most of the adults they’d seen.

The person wore long pleated pants that touched the floor in brilliant blue, a jacket in a lighter blue, and a shirt underneath in crisp white. The collar was gold and seemed to sparkle and shimmer.

“I am Professor Hapdegh, and I am here to teach you the basic theory of collar magic and its history. You may call me Professor Hap if it is easier, and I generally answer to he and him pronouns, although I’m not all that concerned one way or the other. Now, I don’t think I’ll remember all your names, but I’m going to try. Let’s start in one corner and work our way around, shall we?”
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And it's June!

So pick up to seven days and give them a setting, and I will follow the list of prompts here (http://worldbuildingjune.tumblr.com/) and your list of settings.
If a date isn't setting'd, I'll pick whatever I want ;-)
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9 Things Unspoken
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16 Science!
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18 Space Accountant
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25 Dragons Next Door
26 Stranded
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28 Aunt Family
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