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Yesterday, we went to the NY Mycological society extra walk

We found some chickens so old, they looked like hens

It was Boongo who had the remarkable find: he rolled in something so foul, we had to wash her in a pond,

an ocean,(Victor about to fall on his kneews into the water here0

a stream and finally in a bath to get the stink off

But we also found tree ears and algae by the ocean

while others found blewets, aborted enteloma and a hen.
The place was beautiful
and it was the NYC Marathon Day too – but we didn’t run into any runners
Boongo got his chance to be on a beach
the No Dogs allowed sign was there, but being off season…
Then we went into the bus to the ferry
then on the ferry – where Boongo was allowed to roam out of the carrier – in the leash – and then the train home.
During the trip we appreciated the comfort of having cell phones – I called Victor when I got lost while washing Boongo. Then Maya called us when she got lost in Brooklyn, coming back from Mae – by taking the train in the wrong direction.
All ended well.

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The annual edible tour was held today.

We started in Dias y Flores where

the yew was very popular

We moved in Campos garden

which has blossomed in the past year

Next stop: Plaza Cultural

where alcohol inkies were found (the name is to remind eaters not to consume alcohol within 48 hours)

Then some crab apples

We proceeded towards the river, finding epizote on the way

then some lamb quarter

and wild lettuce.

A good time was had by all.

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Calling all gardeners!

While you slept, 3 strawberries you planted are ripening for you! Latest possible day for pick up – Saturday! Make it celebratory!

Also, not that cooler weather allowed plants to perk up, here are the scarlet runners you planted as beans only a month ago

.one of them is already on the fence

.also, everything you planted in the garden is doing well

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And a good thing it is! It’s 90 degrees out there – on a day like this all we want is to be left alone!

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As it happens, yesterday I wasn’t able to harvest my own alpine strawberry seeds. By the time I arrived to the garden, early morning, little plastic box in hand, the pretty strawberry I had photographed the day before was gone.

As it happens, I also ordered seeds and they came today – so my preparations weren’t wasted, I started them today.

Also, in the garden there were some Green Thumb seedlings – way bigger than mine. I took 4 tomatoes and planted them on the roof. It remains to be seen what kind of tomatoes they are.

Today was a cloudy, cooler day, good for planting and transplanting.

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In the garden, a wild strawberry is ripening. Tomorrow I shall eat it and harvest the seeds which I’ll immediately plant

Upstairs, one of the wineberries saplings I planted there will produce fruit

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Upstairs, the raspberry is starting to produce buds

It’s later than last year, but the cold weather might have had a role.

Downstairs, the wineberries are full of buds,

some of which had opened

.Also, some wild strawberries are coming in

I had propped up the wineberries and potato in the garden – the rain yesterday toppled them down.

.It’s strange how everything is so behind last year. considering the very warm March and April we had. I guess a cold week in May canceled it all.

I ordered some more wild strawberries seed. If it comes in time, I’ll have the gardening club plant then and follow them up.

.Sometimes last night it must have rained. There was no need for me to water anything today.

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