Yesterday was the 4th of July in Swaziland which means…nothing here. Just another regular day.
It seems like many of you in the USA had fun celebrating and seeing fireworks. We luckily did not even have a fire. I guess that makes it a great day!
One of the things I brought with me from home was some seeds. I have been a little worried that if I bring seeds from the other side of the world I might cause some sort of world problem or something. Ya know, how you can’t even get through customs with fruit from another country. I did make it home last time…all the way to my home in Abilene, with some PB&J sandwiches made right here in Swaziland, but that is a different story.
Yesterday the girls and I decided to plant some bluebonnet seeds. I mean it was the 4th of July and I am from Texas. I have no idea if they will grow here, but I thought it is worth a try. Last year when we were visiting Swaziland Brad’s parents and our girls planted an avocado tree together. They started the tree from an avocado seed they had sprouted. You can read about that and watch a video here https://swaziland2011.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/tree-planting-family/.
We decided to plant our bluebonnet seeds around the avocado tree. The package said to plant them in spring, but the weather is so warm here it is like spring. I figure they will get watered as we water the avo tree and we will see if they come up.
And, if they do come up, maybe one day all the Carter girls will go down in history for bringing bluebonnets to Africa. Like Ladybird Johnson. I can just see it now!