Seed Trading forum: 2013 Hog Wild Seed Swap Thread #8

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Jan 19, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Corey How we coming buddy?????? You in the mail yet or any idea of when you will be? If you need help, just toss stuff in a box and I will divide stuff out. No problem at all. Do it all the time for piggies that have emergencies and don't have time to finish.

KWilds I know you said you sent your package back on Dec 19th and that it can normally take 2 to 3 weeks and than you had that major arctic ice blast that froze and grounded everything, but am wondering how you sent it. Do you have some sort of tracking number to see if your package has even left Canada yet?

I am hoping these last two piggies get here soon. I know the other piggies are chewing through the barn stalls wanting to get their seed and get started on sowing them and I would like to have a place soon for company to sit. Right now they get a chair by front door because of all the piggy seed and buckets. Hilarious!

Just let me know what is happening. I can adjust to anything as long as I know what is going on. Thanks bunches! Smiling

Oh and edited to add

SASSAFRASS I still need you to cmail me your mailing addy. Can't mail your seeds without it.

If anybody happens to see her around or has a way to contact her, would appreciate you doing it.
Jan 19, 2014 2:34 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Ella. don't know if I have told you this but you are the best and I feel privileged to be a part of this piggie swap Lovey dubby Group hug You have more patience than me Shrug! Let me know if you need me to make a road trip to Washington and pin Rick's ears to the barn door Rolling on the floor laughing Love ya Rick Group hug
Jan 19, 2014 2:44 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
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Jan 19, 2014 3:02 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
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Jan 19, 2014 5:57 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
Patti1957 wrote:Ella. don't know if I have told you this but you are the best and I feel privileged to be a part of this piggie swap Lovey dubby Group hug You have more patience than me Shrug! Let me know if you need me to make a road trip to Washington and pin Rick's ears to the barn door Rolling on the floor laughing Love ya Rick Group hug

I agree Hilarious! Where are you, Corey???

Jan 19, 2014 6:30 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Do we need to get a piggy posse together to find Rick Corey? Whistling Hilarious!
actually, I think I saw him just the other day on ATP??

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FAITH over fear!

Jan 20, 2014 5:16 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b

If you do see that piggy, grab him by the tail, hog tie him up and get him back here in the barn. Checking barn now for escape holes. Cramming everybody in from the cold must have weakened a slat or two. Either that or he still out in the field snorting up on a patch of fresh greens. Happy as a hog in a new mud puddle. Rolling on the floor laughing
Jan 20, 2014 7:23 AM CST
Name: Alana
I saw a little article from him on ATP this morning. Maybe ATP means Absent Truant Piggy.
Jan 20, 2014 7:33 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
The article may have been written some time ago and just now aired.

Hopefully, everything is okay with him and we'll know something soon.
Jan 20, 2014 7:45 AM CST
Name: Alana
O-oh. I did not realize the article might be older than the date on it. I do hope all is well. I will feel like a jerk if I made a joke and there is something wrong. *Blush*
Jan 20, 2014 7:46 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
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I'll give him a few more days as I have to see what happening and wait on KWilds too. If his situation has changed and he needs to drop out, that is fine. He wouldn't be the first, nor the last. Has happened many a time over the years. Just look at Sorellina last year. She had to drop out, but is back this year. I don't hold grudges or penalize folks for things beyond their control. Things just happen and I am not going to force anybody to participate or fully follow through if they don't want too.

If he wants to drop out, that is fine, no questions will be asked. I'll just return seed to piggies that sent him seed in their buckets and if he wants he can set up private trades with those folks. Easy to do.

If he does drop out, I have some still fresh seed from him last year, so I can go through it and any cultivars that were oinked for I'll make up packets to toss in buckets. No sweat.

Just would like to know which way to proceed. Now to figure out how to get a piggy box out of the air. Wonder if KWild's box is hibernating or cruising the warm shores of Ca. Hilarious!

Now we have had situations come up in the past with piggy boxes and this for old piggies and new piggies. We been having some light hearted fun, me included, and as long as it remains that way, I will permit it.

Under no circumstances though, will I permit bad talk, derogatory, bashing, or any other type of talk from the piggies about this situation. It not nice, it rude, and someday it just might be you. We had a lot of emergencies this season with folks and it can happen to anybody at anytime, so think before you post to this thread and Remember to be Polite.
Jan 20, 2014 8:13 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
This IS a wonderful swap and from what I see everyone is extra nice and understanding to all our fellow piggies. Things happen beyond our control. I agree

I had to go look because I knew I saw him the other day on ATP, it was his last article that was published...

FAITH over fear!

Jan 20, 2014 8:26 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
When he does finally get here, he'll probably be coming in covered in mud, full of burrs and leaves, causing me to have to get out the bubble bath and scrub brush. While he getting a piggy bath I sure he will have a great story of his escape adventures. Hilarious!

Now if he flew and we have seen where pigs can fly, hope he getting double miles. Rolling on the floor laughing
Jan 20, 2014 9:40 AM CST
Name: Jill
NW Missouri
I see a message from Rick at a Co-op from January 16 over on ATP. I've nudged him a bit and hope to see him check in here. Probably has dozens of nudges today. Smiling

Likely just stayed too long in his local mud wallow! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Jan 20, 2014 10:35 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Hilarious! Ya I gonna have to scrub his ears real good. Rolling on the floor laughing

Jan 20, 2014 2:45 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

But for the grace of god, there go I. Smiling

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Jan 20, 2014 5:32 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Update on Corey He likes the mud so much, guess the threat of one of my famous piggy baths frightened Corey. I have heard from him. The update right now is that he is still in the swap and will try and get things out in the next few days.

Than it will just be locating the last long hauler. Which won't be easy. I am not even sure if KWilds has power right now or not.

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Jan 21, 2014 8:38 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I've had mail take five weeks from Canada several times. I bet kwilds' package will be there any time since you said it was mailed on the 18th of December. Yesterday the mail didn't run, maybe it will come today! Hurray! Rolling my eyes.

FAITH over fear!

Jan 22, 2014 2:45 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
ATTENTION ALL PIGGIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is now the 22nd of January. Boxes were to be mailed out by December 20th. Now we had folks that the arctic storms held up. That I understood and didn't want anybody out in it. With the bad weather, I had anticipated boxes coming in late. We also had a couple of folks with some very serious family emergencies. Those I didn't mind. Glad the situations are better for those family's and individuals.

From the official rules had even said folks could be late because of weather or emergency.

Quoting:"Once the actual swapping is closed, if you have everything ready to mail to me before the 20th, that is fine. If you will be delayed a bit with your mailing to me, though, please let me know. Folks are mailing during winter and sometimes blizzards hold folks up and we want folks to be safe."

But after what I discovered yesterday morning. I had to think and am now making some serious decisions. When I went to check how seeds in fridge and freezer were doing, I found a tuber in brown paper bag, in fridge already has roots several inches long on it. There are many more tubers in the fridge and bulbs and not sure how long before they may start to decide to sprout, so if I don't want folks losing them after somebody was nice enough to dig and clean them, than I had to make a couple of decisions.

As much as it pains me, I am going to have to enforce some of the rules. Never had to before, but the situation is calling for it. Right now we in return of the arctic blast. In a few days it will be passing and there will be several days of window time next week for piggies to fly and reach destinations before round 3 arctic blast is coming. Yep another one. Grumbling Grumbling

So, here is my decisions based on what I know is happening, plus the fact that it will be 3 weeks or better before long haulers get their seed, plus we have folks in Texas and Cal and some other warm areas that temps are in 70's and going up already. They moving into spring, and need to get seed in the ground before they get too hot and dry. Than we have some other folks, that normally wouldn't be able to winter sow and have to wait til fall or next year to sow seed, can do it now, first time experience for alot of folks, during this cold arctic time.

COREY... Enjoy you dearly, but I have to move this swap on forward. If you have not sent to me by cmail, by THIS Sunday your confirmation sticker number, I am going to drop you. I am sorry, but I have too. I have all these other folks to consider, who even through hardships managed to get their boxes out. Yours has not been an emergency situation. You had all the time during swap and a month even after closing, and it still not done , nor in the mail.

You have no inconvenienced me so much, I used to sleeping on the couch while seed sleeps nice and cosy on my bed. Hilarious! What you have done is inconvenienced all the other piggies and not one single word of what has been happening, nor even an apology to them. That is not right.

They should not lose growing time, be waiting on seeds, possible lose plants due to long holding time, because of your lack of commitment on your end.

If I have no received a confirmation number from you that box is in the mail, I will NO LONGER wait on your seed. Yours is not a case of seed lost in mail, like we have had in past.

If I do not have confirmation, I will no longer accept your piggy box. What you will have to do, is contact each piggy individually, get there mailing info and AT YOUR expense send those seeds on to them.

So that the piggies don't have to suffer even more, and pay for postage to you if I were to return their seed, I am going to hold your box hostage. Once I have confirmation from piggies that oinked from you that they have received seed from you, I will send your box on, not until I have that though.

I am sorry it has come to this, but I have given you plenty of chances to just toss stuff in a box and send to me and I would make packets up and do for you, but those requests were passed over. I did all I could.

Now folks for KWILDS packet, there are 18 of you that have oinked from her. She has not checked in here since the first Arctic Blast as far as I know. If her package was sent just regular mail and no tracker or tracer on it, even from Canada than who knows when it might show up. Could be days, could be weeks, could be months, worst case it could be never. Who knows if it was lost in one of plane crashes or mail truck pile up messes. We just don't know. So what I am going to do about KWILDS is this.

I am goign to go ahead and start finalizing my end of things and start packing to head to PO one day next week. If her packet has not arrived by the time I ready to mail and catch the break in the weather, than when her seed does come, I will send it on to each of you individually. I will be holding her box until I either receive her seed, or each piggy individually cmails me that it ok for me to send her box on without receiving her seed. Those not wanting their seed sent on to her, let me know before I mail the packages, as I will either return the seed in your box, or toss it out into the one to one or part 3 groups. It is your seed and so the choice is yours.

Just everybody please send me CMAIL about which way you want me to handle your seed to KWILDS. Here are your choices. Pick one, please.

1. Send on to her.
2. Don't send, send back to me.
3. Don't send, toss in barrel.

I feel bad, because this is the first time, I have had to stomp my hoof down in all these years, but you folks have been great so far about waiting even though I know your biting at the bit. I appreciate your patience so far. I not gonna make you wait another month or two for a box not even in transit.

If anybody does not understand what I am doing, please cmail me. I will explain it to you in a cmail.

Thank you piggies for being so patient. Your wait is almost over. Thumbs up Hopefully by next weekend or being of next week, except for long haulers, you should have your piggy boxes. Hurray!

P.S. If you see Corey around, whoever hog tied him last time, you might tell him to come read this now.

Jan 23, 2014 12:17 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Starlight/Ella - sending a C-Mail now.

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