introduction (selfie ec)
I guess it's finally #introduction time. I'm Sig! I'm a 32-year-old trans guy (he/him) from the Boston area, currently living in North Ostrobothnia, Finland, with my spouse @Jonas, two cats, a boa and a bunch of plants.
Right now I spend most of my time learning Finnish, taking care of my pets, gardening, baking, bicycling, and enjoying nature. I also draw, but that's been kinda on and off lately. I've also been known to play a vidja game but don't tell anyone.
here they are, the first of my veggies... I sowed radish, peas, broad beans and onions just 4 days ago and these lil radishes are already going hogwild!!! I knew these guys were fast growers but geez!!!
update: they are boisterous and peeping! there's a fourth hatching!
there are three right now and they're so sleepy! hatching is hard!
whoever needs a livestream of ducklings hatching in an incubator, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGwCcap3tfs
all I want in this hell earth is to grow a beet root
I know all about multi-sowing now. making better use of soil and space. and you get to pull up a pleasing clump of like 5 beetroots.
my escape has been deep diving into no-dig permaculture shit. watch charles dowding on youtube, he's a gentle old gardening man he will relax you and you'll learn all about compost
come garden with me
hold she gently like the burger
so happy to finally have a week of proper cold here... it's dry and crunchy outside and there's a few days' worth of frost glittering on the trees.
in the part of finland we moved from, 300 km north, it's at least this cold almost all winter long, and colder. I don't think I saw any rain until april.
here, it seems to rain every week. the temperature seesaws above and below freezing, making everything slippery as fuck. just like boston, really. I don't like it.
oh hm the resolution on this is terrible, is there a max width or something?
this is actually a tiny island, bounded by the main part of the river (visible here) and a smaller creek that diverts from it for a couple dozen meters before rejoining. there's no bridge and it's too slippery to jump the creek right now so I had to wade through it in knee-high rubber boots. I don't HAVE to do this just to sit by the river but why wouldn't I
tried a couple different spots, including over by the ancient cauldron and sittin log over there on the left; I think this is my favorite
internet cat • mud witch • occasional drawboy • trans guy from MA living in northern finland and going to flea markets a lot • 32 • he/him • married to @Jonas
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