Cottage Gardening forum: 2014 Seed Swap Chatter #2

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Nov 12, 2014 12:03 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
New thread as the last one was getting long....

We came from here:

Yippie!!!!!!!! There's a crispness in the air which means it is getting to be that time of the year again. The time for the Annual 2014 Piggy Seed Swap.
This years seed swap will run from November 10th, 2014, starting at 10 PM EST. and run til Midnight on December 10th, 2014.

It's time to spiffy up the hooves, practice your "Oinking" and "Snorting" voices and mud wrestling skills. Hilarious!

A few things have changed this year, so if you haven't please make sure you read the Sign-Up and Rules section.

Below you can find easy links to all parts of the swap. So you don't get lost, make sure you click the Watch This Thread button. If you have any questions, feel free to post them on here or the Sign-Up thread.

Rules and Sign-Up Sheet :

Official Seed Swap Starting Line:

Database of Seed Lists: ( Click on See All Entries to view all participants)

List of Participants: (Coming)

Even if you don't join the Piggy Swap this year, feel free to follow along and chat with us. We're always glad to make new friends and learn as we go.

Happy Oinking 2014 Piggies!!

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Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at

Nov 12, 2014 12:25 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Im here! Hurray!
Nov 12, 2014 12:28 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Danita thank you so much for that reminder on Harris Seeds free shipping. I got their email but hadn't ordered the seeds I wanted. They are ordered now thanks to your reminder Smiling
Nov 12, 2014 12:33 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
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Weedwhacker said:
" Piggy Swap fever..."

I love it! I had heard of Swine Flu, but this is a much better disease.
Nov 12, 2014 12:37 PM CST
Name: Jill
NW Missouri
I'm here, too. This has been a fun piggy swap with all the new faces/names. Thumbs up
Nov 12, 2014 12:39 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

Made the switch.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: Lofthouse
Nov 12, 2014 12:44 PM CST
Name: Promise
Zone 7a Tennessee
Piggies, I wanted to share my little piggy, Holly. Wait, she's a Puggy! Rolling on the floor laughing She just sounds like a piggy! That's my baby Brewster with her. He is a Cha-weenie and my snuggle buddy.

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Andi, does Winston look like Holly? For some reason the upload is getting cut off, sorry it's not a better pic.

Promise Lovey dubby
Nov 12, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Winston looks a lot like holly. I'll have to dig up some pictures tonight.

The girl next door got a job at Wallyworld pending her background and blood test. She is very happy. I am glad that things are starting to get better for her.

I hitched a ride and did some shopping. Not trax. No bulbs on sale. I had gotten Red Riding Hood Tulips on clearance a previous year, but no such luck yet this year. I am having a coconut Pineapple vitamin C drink - it tastes almost like a pina colada if you haven't had one in a while. I am also having a cup of tea - pineapple also from a friend in Hawaii. It is a beautiful day today.

I am heading out to finally plant my shallots I got some shallots, elephant garlic, extra regular garlic and Italian pearl onions at the store to try to plant. Tractor Supply and Agway looked like me like I was from Mars when I asked about onion sets. I figured it was worth a try.

Winston and I are out to enjoy the rest of the day. I will catch up with the oinkers later!
Nov 12, 2014 1:54 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Gathered all my papers and seeds and other junk up and made the jump. Thanks Tcs. Just had no time to do it .

Promise.... Pics may look cut off. For them to fit on this database, cubits, downsizes them. When you click on the pic, it will blow it up to full size. Ahhhhhhhhh more fur babies. Group hug

Quoting: Piggy Swap Fever

Yep once a year folks have to come here to get their seed shots for it.

What is it about these blue beans Weedwacker has. Do they have a great taste or something?

Nov 12, 2014 2:07 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I wish they had beans that stayed purple AFTER you cooked them. Dark or yellow beans are easier to pick. My favorites are the long chinese green beans from the swap that I grew two years ago. They did well even in a pot with a bamboo tripod.

Little grumpy and i will be back after it gets dark!
Nov 12, 2014 2:24 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
There is a picture of Winston on the couch last winter on this thread...

I posted pictures of our adventure receiving the piggy box in the snow last winter also. I forget the date they arrived. Lets hope the post office planes aren't grounded and no one misplaces the bag of piggy mail this year. Poor Ella had too much stress dealing with that.

Darn phone, I'm definitely going out now. People can talk t my machine for a change for a couple of hours.
Nov 12, 2014 2:28 PM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
Sorellina I loved the picture of your cats have a fun time!

I added a couple items today including the Clematis if anyone is interested. I do have one new clematis seed this year.
Nov 12, 2014 2:34 PM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
And if anyone is interested, I posted a story about my cat on Ella's Chuckle page.
Nov 12, 2014 2:52 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
Wow, what a story Sharon Rolling on the floor laughing
Nov 12, 2014 3:19 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Dang... I hope that new Clematis is still there tomorrow. I done used up all my Oinks for the day. Guess, I'll bite a hoofnails or something. Rolling on the floor laughing

I gotta go get some gas in my car here soon so the tank don't freeze. Got me some grub today. Even managed to get bananas and manderine oranges instead of more junk food. I so proud of me. Sure was hard to pass up the cookies and baked goody isle. Sticking tongue out

Nov 12, 2014 3:19 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Oh my gosh!! How long was Ahi down there without food and water?? I would have been out of my mind!! Blinking
Grazie a tutti,
Nov 12, 2014 3:42 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
At one point Star had mentioned how many seed packets she had handled for the swap and I cant find it. Any one know?
Nov 12, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
Sorellina wrote:Oh my gosh!! How long was Ahi down there without food and water?? I would have been out of my mind!! Blinking

We had been gone 9 days and a little less than half the food we had left for him (of course I leave MORE than enough) was gone, so we think he'd been trapped for about 4 days.

He sat on my lap for days.

Nov 12, 2014 4:45 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Here is last year's piggy seeds arrival from Winston's point of view with pictures of Winston in his hand knit sweater. This is the first sweater I made for him. It is on this chat topic

2013 Hog Wild Seed Swap Thread #8

The first post is Post #1039996 (155) dated Feb 15, 2014 8:46 PM. I have my cubits set up to show more posts per page than the default, so I can't say the page for certain. On my setup it is on page 3 of 4 pages in the topic.

Plenty of the 4 letter s word in these pictures.
Nov 12, 2014 4:51 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Oh my goodness, your poor kitty in the wall. Was he chasing rodents or just getting into trouble? The late Bella the cat used to go into stealth mode if I had company, shampooed the rugs, vacuumed....she was a scared little thing. She reappeared after a while when things quieted down.

A friend used to have a huge fluffy cat who put his head in between the iron bars of the radiator. It looked like the cat was stuck, but he wasn't.

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