O Carrot, Where Art Thou?

I was so keen to get started that I didn’t even care that it was getting dark out!  I found my first plant surprisingly near the picnic area, and just kind of went from there…

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Strawberries, tasty!
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Well aren’t you pretty?
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Onions are useful…
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*Yawn* Maybe I should take a break…
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definitely should take a break…
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Who am I kidding? I need to plant all these seeds!
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Now just add water, and… done!
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Time for some well-earned sleep!  I don’t think I’ve ever slept so heavily before…

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Seriously? A welcome wagon?! I JUST got to sleep!

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Oh well, they can think I’m rude or whatever.  I don’t care….

The following days flew by as I scavenged until starving and disgustingly filthy to build up my little garden and collection…

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So pretty I kind of don’t want to touch it when I’m this filthy…
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I don’t want to water the flowers THIS way!
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My spare flowers were proving rather lucrative! I finally managed to get a toilet and sink so I could wash those dishes and not go waddling into the public loo anymore…


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I decided to take a day off from the back-breaking labor of gardening and go fishing… maybe get my pretties some yummy fertilizer!
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Who’s a cute little plant food? You are!
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What…. is….. that? Ew.

All this time alone maaaaaay have begun affecting me…

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I caught myself talking (and sometimes even singing) to my lovely fledgling garden…
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Minnie, Minnie, such a ninny, how does your garden grow? With rotted fish that go squish and my sanity down below…
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Even so, the work was really paying off!  I could see the plants becoming stronger, healthier, more fertile!

The next day, I decided I needed to take a little road trip to find some more…exotic species in other areas.

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I visited a community garden in Oasis Springs (surprisingly lovely for a desert), but nothing was ripe yet…
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So I decided to fish in the crystal blue stream nearby, instead!

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I wandered about the area, trying to find something, anything that was growing.  I made it to a lovely green area around a small lake before I found myself so utterly worn out, I had to take a nap before I could even begin the journey home!

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The next day, as I sat on my bed eating cereal and drinking orange juice for what felt like the 50th time, I realized I was lonely.  It was an odd feeling, but not too surprising.  I still missed Lucy, and the strange people in town who were so friendly the few times I’d met them only made it worse…

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