growing blueberries

Thoughts on Blueberries (Part 1)

Do you know that blueberry bushes need *acidic soil*? Something like pH of 4~5.

And that is very low. So low that, if you plan on planting blueberries in a patch of land meant to grow vegetables on, you have to contain the blueberry’s soil in order to not let the acidity leech away.

Yeah, nearly all vegetables need soil pH >= 5. Higher than 5.5, even.

In other words: a blueberry plantation is NOT compatible with a vegetable farm, unless special steps and care are taken.

And lowering the soil pH is VERY hard. And takes quite a bit of time.

Which means, when Stu Hopps began growing blueberries… others might have questioned his sanity.

Bonnie: “WHAT?! You want to plant what? Blueberries?!?! What has gotten into your mind, Stu?”

Stu: “Well… I don’t know! But it felt like such a good idea I have ordered 500 seedlings.”

Bonnie: (Counting off on her digits) “You also need acidic soil, underground tubs, pH monitor, sulfur flowers probably…”

Stu: “Uh… I may or may not have ordered all those, too…”


Stu: “Look, honey, I’m sorry. But I really have a hunch this is the right thing to do…”

Bonnie: “Hmpf. Like what? Blueberries going to save the world? Yeah, right…” sighs “A good thing we have more than two hundred kits. This is going to take some effort to work…”

Six years later, a fox loved The Hopps’ blueberries so much he grabbed a handful. And by doing that, he managed to save their daughter.

#WildeHopps Destiny

Malec, Max, & Prom

This is my surprisingly lengthy one-shot about Max’s first prom. I tried so very hard to shorten it, but I just couldn’t stand to take any of the precious Malec out of it. So here’s all the fluffy Malec Family mess you could possibly stand. Enjoy, and welcome to hell.

Alec wasn’t one to boast. Really, he wasn’t one to brag or swagger or gloat. It wasn’t his style. But when it came to his family…

Alec was totally smug.

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EZRA DUDE!!!!!!!

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The season for blueberries used to be short. You’d find fresh berries in the store just during a couple of months in the middle of summer.

Now, though, it’s always blueberry season somewhere. Blueberry production is booming. The berries are grown in Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest — not to mention the southern hemisphere.

But in any one location, the season is still short. And this means that workers follow the blueberry harvest, never staying in one place for long.

Blueberry farming has a long tradition in Bladen County, N.C., in the southeastern corner of the state. Chris Barnhill, the owner of Blueberry Hill Farms, showed me around his farm. He’s the fourth Barnhill to grow blueberries here.

A couple of hundred workers move slowly down the rows of bushes. Their fingers move quickly, stripping the bushes clean. “They pick by the pound, in buckets,” Barnhill explains. He gestures toward one of the worker. “She already has got six buckets.”

When the buckets are full, workers carry them to a collection station to be weighed. They get a little paper slip that they can turn in once a week for cash.

For Pickers, Blueberries Mean Easier Labor But More Upheaval

Photos: Morgan McCloy/NPR

i think some really cute ideas for the next animal crossing game would be to be able to help construct the buildings and maybe even paint them, and maybe have chalk to draw on the pavement with

it’d also be p nice to see the villagers do more activities like actually use their shovels to plant things instead of just standing there and doing it (i always thought that was odd) anfld maybe add in some better dialogue so they don’t always repeat the same stuff

some different villagers would be nice, more wolves and maybe some crocodile villagers since we already have gators, maybe some lizard ones too!

more variety of bushes would be nice, like ones that grow blueberries and some plants that grow strawberries

tbh this game is great but there’s so much more that could be added lmao

Thoughts on “Stealth Strike”

A lot of concerns on tumblr on Ezra being tempted by the dark side since he uses a lot of violence and force (not just The Force) in this episode. And yes that’s true. You can see the look on his face that he knows what he’s doing, he knows he’s capable–he’s more powerful now than he was when he first met Kanan and crew.

And yet I still see that light-hearted, good-natured, but naughty kid, especially in this sequence. Which to me, is a major relief considering I really love this little blueberry like the precious spaceson he is.

Ezra: Hey, just so you know…when I escape, I won’t hurt any of you guys.

Stormtropper: Thanks kid, I feel REAL safe.

Ezra: You shouldn’t.

Now that was a moment I was a little frightened with. He breathed ‘DANGER’ just with that one line and with the tone he delivered it with. Not to mention the fact that it was followed by a very bad-ass but NON-LETHAL beat-down of said stormtrooper and company. 

The fact that it was NON-LETHAL put my worries to rest. Especially because it was followed by what he said after he sliced the last stormtrooper’s blaster.

Stormtrooper: *raises blaster behind Ezra’s back*

Ezra: *turns and proceeds to slash it in half*

Stormtropper: *drops the blaster and COWERS IN FEAR*

Ezra: *smiles* See, you’re fine.

That poor guy was cowering in fear. HE WAS TERRIFIED. And Ezra took no joy in that. He just gave a really snippy remark that not only showed he was still that sweet little blueberry we all know and love–he has his morals intact, and he kept his promise not to hurt any of them. Well, at least not lethally, just enough to get away.

My precious son, please don’t change.