Sunday I took a nice long drive up north of Seattle, Washington, to participate in a seed exchange at Laura’s Not-So-Urban Hennery. And somehow I managed to convince my friend Denise to come along! Round trip, this was a seven hour drive, plus a diversion to Morton, Washington, to visit a nursery that I will write more about later.

The seed exchange was really fun! I had a ton of heirloom seeds to pawn off on people, like tomatoes, pumpkins, squashes, etc. When you have 25 seeds of one tomato, and six tomato varieties, it makes sense to share for something else. I came home with collards, new beet varieties, and some others.

The drive was gorgeous and it allowed Denise and I to have some great catch-up time. There were some unexpected adventures along the way, but it was all worth it. People brought homemade dishes for a potluck, so we all enjoyed fabulous food. And it was a great opportunity to meet like-minded, chicken-keeping, urban homesteading folks also battling this NW climate in the garden.

Now it’s time to start working on making my newspaper seed pots and get these seeds a-going!

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Written by Renee Wilkinson