On day in the fall of 1993 (either late August or early September) while biking home from church, I spotted another chestnut, which became the second chestnut I carried around. This chestnut by far traveled with me the longest distance. I Cracked it by accident on Wednesday, March 1, 1995.
My third chestnut was found by Annabel. I stolen it from her for a good reason on October 16, 1996. On January 31, 1998, I glued it, after I broke it while playing with it. In the fall of the same year, on Sunday, September 20 to be precise, Annabel and I gathered chestnuts from a tree before a Chinese restaurant, which we passed while biking home from church. I hoped to find a new chestnut to replace my current cracked one. But the chestnuts we gathered quickly lost their shining appearance, and I decided to stick to the one I had. Finally, on January 21, 1999, I threw my third chestnut away.
Later that year, I again gathering some chestnuts, and Annabel gathered some as well from the same tree as the year before. From the one I gathered, I selected after having them on my computer for some time my fourth chestnut. On November 2, 1999, Annabel claimed my chestnut, and carried it with her the whole day.
|time/date||height in cm||Remarks|
|morning of March 27||4|
|evening of March 27||6|
|morning of March 28||7.5|
|evening of March 28||10|
|evening of March 29||13|
|morning of March 31||19|
|evening of March 31||21|
|evening of April 1||25||8 leaves, about 2 cm long|
|evening of April 2||29|
|morning of April 3||30||leaves 4 cm long|
|evening of April 9||40||longest leave is 10 cm|
|evening of April 13||40||longest leave is 12 cm|
After this spectecular growth periode it remained the same height. On Friday, August 25 we planted it in our front garden. But before the end of the month, the leaves turned yellow, as if the Autum had come. A few weeks later, the leaves have indeed fallen off.
On September 19, I found the first fresh chestnut of the year 2000.
On the first of May, some child from the neighbourhood broke off the little chestnut tree. We put the broken top in a small bottle with water, hoping that it may start growing roots again.
On September 28, I found some chestnuts that I put in my backgarden and one in a pot inside hoping that some will start to grow.
|Date||Height/length in cm||Remarks|
|February 5||15||16||Bends at about 11 cm|
|February 7||Top 4 cm is still bend down|
|February 8||24.5||27||Length including leaves|
|February 9||23||Height excluding leaves. Leaves 4 cm.|
|February 10||27||It has straighten up!|
On Sunday, March 24 we found that some of the chestnuts that were still in the garden, had sprouted. We decided to bring them inside.
On April 18, I removed the now hollow chestnut from the first first chestnut plant (tree).
On May 11, one of the plants that I thought were not going to make it, started to grow in a strange way.
On Sunday, September 8, I planted the small trees in the front and back garden.
On Sunday, April 27, Annabel took a picture of two of the chestnut trees in the back garden.
On Wednesday, August 6, I took some pictures, which clearly shows that that the two trees that where severly pruned did survive.
On Wednesday, October 2, I picked-up a small chestnut.
On Tuesday, September 9, I picked-up a chestnut from the street.
September 27, I picked up my first chestnut.