Requiem for a Quince
Which of these things is not like the others?
Yep. It’s that strange orange-brown thing in the foreground.
My poor little quince tree just shut down and died.
It all happened so quickly.
No apparent insect damage. No lesions. No fungus.
The only thing I can think of that might have done this is verticillium wilt.
As far as I can tell, there’s nothing I could have done to save him.
It makes me sad, because it took about 4 years or so to get him established and to the point where he was bearing fruits. And they were really neat fruits.
Dag. Guess we’ll have to replant. Something that isn’t susceptible.
But in other news- I did finish the Tour. Early, in fact. (guess I kind of misjudged that one. I’ll set a more challenging goal for myself next time!)
Here is the Griff yarn hanging out and acting all casual at the finish line.
And it was a good week for the Classic Oak cardigan as well-
The back is complete, and I’ve moved on to the right front-
I also managed to get another almost-15 ounces of wool carded and blended. Hopefully enough to get it done (fingers crossed!)
And, remember the original chicken tote?
I’d been thinking for a while that I wanted to developed another style.
And finally today I went for it.
I’m please to introduce, the Chicken Messenger bag!