salient part of this vital news item is at the very end…
– Closely related to vertebrates, in their larval stage sea squirts look like tadpoles and swim around
– But once they find an appropriate rock to attach to, they metamorphose into something resembling a brightly-coloured vegetable
– Having committed themselves to this life of tedium, they also digest their redundant brains
unfortunately blodgett’s peaceful agrarian existence recently disrupted by both planned and unplanned maintenance.
all back to normal now though, and grains have been harvested! turns out they were barley.
will probably reattempt this growing with more accurate guidelines. overall yield almost exactly what blodgett planted! rinse and repeat.
in particular, blodgett will plant grains less densely: more germinated than expected, much fell over due to combined efforts of heavy rain and neighbourhood cat, and could not stand up again.
harvesting information was obtained here; blodgett prefers this source due to “small sample” recommendation:
“Constantly mocked by the islanders, who call him Cripple Billy, he survives the tedium of daily life by reading books and staring at cows.”
indeed, blodgett could happily occupy much time regarding cows.
blodgett’s mystery grass is growing with alarming rapidity. an aquaintance suggested Maybe triffids. blodgett hopes not…
blodgett grows some WHEET*
*or possibly barley. blodgett not entirely certain as it picked the grains from the floor where they had Fallen Off The Back Of A Trucktor.
step 2: WHEEEEET-A-BIX