You can click the first photo for a slideshow with a little story of Wilbur’s journey. Click only if you feel like it. No worries, either way.
He’s a bacon avocado, thus the little piggy name.
Wilbur was the first to root and grow of his 14 or so siblings and cousins. This is him on April 18th. He was born March 9, 2013.
By April 24th, he’d sprung up with vivacious little green leaves!
By May 5th, he was almost as tall as me!
And his leaves were perky!
And his roots were salsa dancing for Cinco de Mayo, despite having what looks like miniature styrofoam popcorn at each connection point. Every avocado in our house has them!
This encapsulates how big I felt he was.
And a few days before May 12th, I moved him to a larger glass, thinking more root space would be nice for him. But he got a little brown spot instead.
And today, he has yet to forgive me for making him homesick for his original glass. His leaves became droopy and a few tips turned brown too.
But he’s still tall and strong. I took him “for a walk” here hoping some fresh air might help.
His roots are still full and happy. And still have balls.
And over the past few days, he has grown new baby leaves up top and they are radiant! Happy Every Day Little Wilbur.
Sherbet Purple skies, gentle rain droplets, and the giantest rainbow!!! All on the way to see my ol’ farmer bosses for the first time in a long time… Good omen!
What the hell is that?
I saw these in someone’s front yard the other day. Are they renegade cherries blossoming brussel sprout style?
I bought a small nail-polish sized jar of pure, organic vitamin E oil for $10 at Whole Foods. Two days ago, I used it as face lotion at night for the first time and woke up with a zit on the under side of my top eye lashes. It was weird. So are my pores in these photos. It went away and my eye is fine. (I flushed it with filtered water five times after I scratched the zit. Gross!)