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there is no guarantee that the next people will benefit either, both because they might cut the trees down to get more light, and the fairly high likelihood that, as my house is quite old (if well built), rather than being an actual family, the next purchaser of the property will be a real estate developer who will simply demolish and clear cut everything in order to put up a McMansion or two he can flip for a large fee before it collapses......

That's a depressing thought, but a likely reality. I push the thought of future owners of my property out of my mind as best I can.
 

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That's a depressing thought, but a likely reality. I push the thought of future owners of my property out of my mind as best I can.
While, on one level, I understand why he did it, a part of me REALLY doesn't like the fact my Dad decided to bury our first cat on the property (and will presumably do the same with our second, once my sister finally accepts her responsibilities.) I don't like the idea that, once I and my sister leave, the odds are pretty good the next people will just dig up the graves and toss any remains that might be left there in the trash (well, in the case of the second, there won't BE any significant findable parts, since I assume ashes meld with the soil pretty quickly, but I have no idea how long intact cat bones last in the ground around here.)
 

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While, on one level, I understand why he did it, a part of me REALLY doesn't like the fact my Dad decided to bury our first cat on the property (and will presumably do the same with our second, once my sister finally accepts her responsibilities.) I don't like the idea that, once I and my sister leave, the odds are pretty good the next people will just dig up the graves and toss any remains that might be left there in the trash (well, in the case of the second, there won't BE any significant findable parts, since I assume ashes meld with the soil pretty quickly, but I have no idea how long intact cat bones last in the ground around here.)
On that same note, I placed the bulk of DH's ashes in 2 places on the property. These were our two favorite spots. One place will probably remain undisturbed as it is high on a steep hill in the woods fairly close to the property line on our 2+ acres and consists of just a shallow layer of topsoil atop rock ledge. The other is a garden alongside the brook, and I fear this area will be prime for digging, removing/replacing dirt. Probably not likely to be built upon due to proximity to water, but who can tell.

As to our beloved animals over the years, we did not take possession of their remains, but I have a memorial trellis wall of ID tags that I'm certain will be toast, as well as the steel shoes and engraved name tags of our horses on the barn wall.

Some treasured artifacts I have buried/stored in places where they will likely be untouched as long as the house stands. Also will attempt to place some items with new owners, but I know these are just stop-gap measures, and little will survive to be discovered by archaeologists in a future timeline. Funny but this fact bothers me more than the inevitable loss of my life.
 

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That is a fabulous collection of interesting-looking peppers!
I got so lucky finding a new pepper seed company I really like, and also a generous gift from @Jack Holloway of pepper seeds. I'm excited to grow them! I haven't done a really huge pepper grow out in a long time, so 2023 will be the year of the burn! 🤣
 

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I got so lucky finding a new pepper seed company I really like, and also a generous gift from @Jack Holloway of pepper seeds. I'm excited to grow them! I haven't done a really huge pepper grow out in a long time, so 2023 will be the year of the burn! 🤣
And you'll get more seeds this fall. A week in, and about 1/2 of the varieties I planted have at least one seedling come up.
 

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I found a new Italian seed company with some interesting and rather unique offerings. One of these is 'Lampascioni Muscari Comosum Lampoon'. It appears to be a bulb related to hyacinth that is traditionally eaten and pickled in Pugliese. I'm a little curious though doubtful I'd find it delicious, but you never know. Has anyone tried this?

They also have a lettuce called 'Foglia Lisce' which looks like it's very tender with a soft texture. Almost like baby lettuce. What gives me pause is the phrase that reads ' slow to bolt in hot weather', a quality I'm not seeking. But it also says does better in cool weather, so who knows.

They have a bush shrimp bean variety too, 'Annelino Di Trento'. It looks speckled. 💜 I didn't think there were any shrimp beans in a bush form! I don't think I can pass it up though I'm way over the limit for 2023 seeds at this point!
 

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I found a new Italian seed company with some interesting and rather unique offerings. One of these is 'Lampascioni Muscari Comosum Lampoon'. It appears to be a bulb related to hyacinth that is traditionally eaten and pickled in Pugliese. I'm a little curious though doubtful I'd find it delicious, but you never know. Has anyone tried this?
Eaten no, heard of, yes (it was in a book I had on fruits and vegetables of the world.)

It's actually a kind of GRAPE hyacinth, an important distinction (as the regular full sized ones are poisonous.)

Speaking of things in the Liliacae, I FINALLY managed to get my seed order to Sacred Succulents out. While I did order the three small Andean legumes I was interested in (a form of Indgofera, a form of Macropitilum and an unidentified kind of wild lupine that presumably is NOT mutabilis (i.e. choclos or tarwi)), most of my order was seeds to try again with all of the Eastern European/ Trans-Caucasian wild alliums they have to offer (my though process is, if they are native to places like the mountains of Siberia, they MUST be cold tolerant enough for here.) Also added the African Leek for the hell of it.
 

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Eaten no, heard of, yes (it was in a book I had on fruits and vegetables of the world.)

It's actually a kind of GRAPE hyacinth, an important distinction (as the regular full sized ones are poisonous.)

Speaking of things in the Liliacae, I FINALLY managed to get my seed order to Sacred Succulents out. While I did order the three small Andean legumes I was interested in (a form of Indgofera, a form of Macropitilum and an unidentified kind of wild lupine that presumably is NOT mutabilis (i.e. choclos or tarwi)), most of my order was seeds to try again with all of the Eastern European/ Trans-Caucasian wild alliums they have to offer (my though process is, if they are native to places like the mountains of Siberia, they MUST be cold tolerant enough for here.) Also added the African Leek for the hell of it.
After reading your post I have some homework to do! African Leek.....🤔
 

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Grape hyacinth and lily of the valley have both become noxious weeds in our Pacific Northwest garden. I am about five years in to trying to rid the soil of them.
It's amazing how different our climates are! I planted LOTV this summer for the third time and hope it finally takes! I love those little hyacinths but they always seem to disappear on me eventually.
 

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