Today is Hangeshou, meaning "the last day for seed-sowing". After this day, some farmers take a week off in certain regions. I can't blame them. Farming is incredibly tough work! It must be nice for someone to take a week off to rest... but of course, that person will need their strength for cultivation that will come later!
lucky to have my own garden, sort of. Rather, my friends (who have a
yard) has a garden, and I just occasionally buy stuff to keep it
running. They do all the actual work. I had a garden of my own once, and
I loved it! There was a huge black snake that enjoyed hanging out
there, too. I rather liked him. He ate the bugs that came for my plants,
and otherwise just kind of chilled out nearby when I started digging. I
guess it knew I wasn't there to hurt him, and digging always turns up
borrowed crawlies for him to snack on. At least, I think it was a 'him'.
How do you tell a snake's gender without picking it up? Regardless,
very cool snake, and an awesome garden. Lots of peppermint, cacti,
basil, catnip, and other good stuff. Fresh peppermint tea every day! And
of course, the cats loved the nip.
In two days, it'll
be another holiday here in the States... 4th of July. Only in America do
we celebrate with poor-quality beer and explosives. For those who don't
know, 4th of July in the States is Independence Day, the day we told
the Brits that we were all grown up now and we were our OWN country and
we weren't going to live with them anymore. >D And about 200 years
later, we're still just kids on a global scale. (Do you think it shows?)