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Feb. 26th, 2014

11:55 am - Let the bodies not hit the floor

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Last night I did a one-armed handstand. Against a wall, and starting from two handed, but still. I wanted to see if I could, because I'm afraid to do handstands on my right elbow and my form is starting to fall apart through lack of practice, as was pointed out last night.

Yes, I know that habitually doing that puts twice the weight on my good arm and will probably mess that up too. But now I know I can do a one-armed handstand!


Well, technically they are pumpkins. Or squash. Or something.



In my rush of enthusiasm for gardening this spring, and having been given these as seedlings that desperately needed planting out, I totally put them in the wrong place. It had plenty of sun and good drainage, but next time I plant this type of plant I'll put them directly into a pile of horse poo, because they clearly weren't getting enough nutrients and my added ones only helped keep them alive rather than making them thrive.

However, each had one fruit, and yesterday when I checked them the butternut had separated from its plant all by itself, and the other was sounding hollow, so I grabbed them both and mulched the plants. I'll nab the seeds from these since they are clearly hardy (and I know they are heirloom), and next year we'll have loads. Yep.

Meanwhile, the courgettes are having a second wind, the tomatoes have maybe two more pickings before the first lot are done, and the next lot of beans are about to come on.

I R SRS GRDNR. THIS R SRS GRDN BLOG. not.


Also, last night Happy and I did this:



Only, we didn't let go hands, we had three spotters, and he wasn't wearing speedos. It's only the second time we've tried it and this time I (as the flyer) got almost completely straight from a straddle and back again without it fallng apart. I think it's a sign of our improved skill and communication that this isn't anywhere near as terrifying as it looks. yay us!

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From:fbhjr
Date:February 25th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
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Even with the conditions that's a hard trick to pull off!
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From:tatjna
Date:February 25th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
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I think it's psychologically more challenging that it is physically. I say that as Not The Person Who Has To Do The Lifting.
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From:kehleyr
Date:February 26th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
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Aaw he wasn't wearing a speedo? That would have been more fun to imagine that he did ;-). I think it's quite impressive that you managed to do this though so kudos to you!!
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From:tatjna
Date:February 26th, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
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I think it's a fantastic move to do shirtless, but I'm less certain that speedos are the aesthetic I'd be going for. ;-)

And yeah, I'm pretty pleased that we have come this far.
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From:pombagira
Date:February 26th, 2014 12:46 am (UTC)
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were you also that strange grey/brown colour?

:P

also if your courgettes are looking for a new home, i am happy to adopt one, cause noms!
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From:tatjna
Date:February 26th, 2014 12:48 am (UTC)
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Nope. If we ever paint ourselves, it will be a much better colour than that.

(i think they are trying to be mud men)

And the next wave of courgettes may be a wee while (which in courgett-time is about a week) but the yellow one is coming on now too.
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From:pombagira
Date:February 26th, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
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oh the yellow ones are good, Richard brung me one for my house warming, along with a bunch other vege.. nom nom!
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From:adnama_wpg
Date:February 26th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
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Awesome pose thinger. That's pretty intense.

Also, the melons were not what I was expecting. hah.
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From:tatjna
Date:February 26th, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
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Hehe, they weren't what I was expecting either. I expected bigger! And rounder! And more of them!

I wish I knew what that pose was called. We call it gemini but googling that only brings up one NZ based circus troupe, so I don't think it's the universal name. But yeah, it makes me feel quite accomplished. ;-D
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From:adnama_wpg
Date:February 26th, 2014 02:02 am (UTC)
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I just told you what it was called - "pose thinger".

True fact.
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From:tatjna
Date:February 26th, 2014 02:06 am (UTC)
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Right you are. *googles*



Hmm... I think the purple dog thing needs some practice, eh?
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From:adnama_wpg
Date:February 26th, 2014 02:07 am (UTC)
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but purple dog has wings!

nananananna batdog!
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From:meathiel
Date:February 26th, 2014 06:34 am (UTC)
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That looks like an awesome move ... but I'd be afraid to fall definitely.

And you garden seems to be doing well. The pumpkin - as in: ONE - we had last year was much smaller ... haha ...
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From:goddessofchaos
Date:February 26th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC)
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I'm sure many people were hoping for a different type of "melon" under the cut :P
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From:m_danson
Date:February 26th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
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*jaw drop* I consider that move a type of magic.
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From:heathersmoo
Date:February 27th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
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That squash is making my mouth water.
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From:pundigrion
Date:February 27th, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Nice melons squash!

The one I'm trying this year will be one of those grey Hubbard sorts but I sadly only have space to try one kind though.
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From:tatjna
Date:February 27th, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
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Those are the ones that are mainly in the shops here. I was quite chuffed to get a chance to grow some new (and smaller) varieties. Next year I'll get a better yield because horse poo!
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From:pundigrion
Date:February 27th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
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Yay, poo! Squash love poo! (Even more than 12-year olds)

Here you mostly only find butternut, acorns, and the odd delicata so I chose the Hubbard since it was something different that I couldn't just buy as easily xD
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From:tatjna
Date:March 5th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
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We're amazing. On my own, that move would just look like someone who couldn't quite work out how to do yoga. ;-)
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