Many posts ago, I wrote about the kindness of the people in the blogosphere, specifically the homesteading blogosphere. Today, I met one of them (in real life!) and she couldn't have been nicer.
Rae and I met at one of the Starbucks in Oregon City, with the intent to go to One Green World after strawberries for me. I mentioned in my post of 22 February that if I thought I could cram two bales of straw in my wagon I'd do it, and Rae offered to haul them for me in her truck, which was really kind. So naturally I took advantage of her; she hauled four for me. She also lugged them into my garage for me, because even if my left thumb hadn't been injured, I still couldn't have lugged those bales. Hell, I couldn't even pull them off the end of her truck. (The only thing strong about me is the way I smell at the end of the day.) So now, thanks to Rae, I'm all set for carbon for the whole summer, I think. Unless I wind up mixing one or two of them into the wattle and daub for the coop; I'm still working on that idea mentally.
Before I forget, we did go to OGW, and I got my strawberries; a bundle of twenty-five TriStar, for ten bucks, which I think quite the deal. I also got a new Italian plum, to replace the one that croaked last summer, and I got two olive trees, an Arbequina (Spanish) and a Leccino (Italian). I even have a good idea where the olives are going to go. Out front, for sure. I'm just not sure if I'm going to put them together on one side of the driveway, or split them on opposite sides of the driveway. Plus, there's a native filbert in the way; I have to figure out what to do with that.
I also got to meet Henry, who is one sweetheart of a dog, so I got a good dog fix in.
So: a new friend, new plants, and a dog fix. All in all, a very satisfying way to spend a Saturday.
I just hope it was good for her, too.