Apparently, my snapshot of the sprout coming out of the paper was eye-catching.
Taking that picture was probably the single best thing I have done for my little paper-making operation because it provides proof that the seeded cards do grow. Since I uploaded that picture to my store listings, those plantable cards have flown off the shelf so quickly that I have had to stay up late to label, package, and address shipments. I also generated three custom orders from it.
My inventory quickly depleted, but I worked hard over the weekend making more so I have plenty of cards to put back in stock throughout the coming weeks now that I'm on the map.
I took more snapshots of the sprouts coming out of the paper I make and will be adding them so I have variety in the the cover shots.
* * * * * *Second, yesterday was Her Royal Highness the Newfoundland's second birthday. We really screwed the pooch on this one because she neither got a burger, nor a swim. In fact, I don't even think she got a proper walk. However, the day before, I let her off the leash 20 feet earlier than I usually do when we get to campus. She loves running around on the quad chasing sticks. Normally, she stays on the leash until after we cross the bridge going over the campus creek, but yesterday — I let her loose before the bridge. True to her breed, she ran straight for the water, dove in and looked at us standing on the bridge looking back at her, chest high with a breed-typical goofy newfie expression — clearly a hog in mud. She willingly left the creek, most likely because she couldn't get proper swim in a foot of water, and later found and brought home a lacrosse ball — an early birthday 'present.'
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Finally as a follow-up to Monday's sock story, the authorities around here have identified a new suspect in the mystery of the olive green sock disappearance. The individual bears a striking resemblance to Mr. Field Notes. Authorities are close to getting a confession.