Not that I am a hard callous person. I really try my best, but Mr. Swiss tends to say “I will do it”. Is he relieving me of the hard work, loving assistance? Not really, it is mainly because he knows that if I am really doing something that needs delicacy and care, I will probably drop it, or it will break in some other way. My fingers never leave my hands, but perhaps it would be better if they did. They might get new life, be objects of dependence, instead of being clumsy.
This morning I was frying onions for the sausages I was making for lunch. No problem, they were silly small onions and I had to peel them before chopping them in slices. Mr. Swiss was quickly there in the kitchen to assist me picking up the brown onion skins that were decorating the floor with a brown layer. He knew that there could be perhaaps a problem when I wanted to sweep them together and not be able to stand again afterwards. It is not yet so bad, but I can be very unpredictable.
Now and again I am succesful.
Sorry the photo is not so clear, but it is difficult to take a photo of an avocado pit with a mobile telephone camera, and I did not have time for a full macro for this blog, but you get the idea – I hope. My first attempt at an avocado tree is successful. The tree is surviving and even made some new leaves last week in Winter. So the second project is on the way. This pit was cleaned lovingly and placed on water at the beginning of Januray. I covered it with a large container to prevent any light as I am of the opinion that this would encourage roots.
Daily I lovingly remove the cover to watch the progress of my new avocado pit. Just over a week ago I notice the pit was beginning to split at the bottom. Today success. The first white roots were appearing, nothing spectacular, but a sign that it was still a living thing. I wanted to show a detailed photo, but this did not work. However, if you look carefully, dead center of this fantastic photo you see a small white point. That is the tip of the white root now growing. It will soon be Spring and I will have two avocado trees on my porch. I will become the first avocado exporter of fruit in Switzerland.