It's Wednesday and that means it's Barbara's postbag ...
Dear Barbara: Your inaugural newsletter features a beautiful photograph of a remarkable, champion snail named Seabiscuit. In a platonic sense, I find myself oddly attracted to Seabiscuit. Am I hopeless?
Barbara says: "Love—even between hemaphrodites—may well be challenging but never hopeless, dear. Courting snails fire love darts which add quite a thrill in the vegetable garden—though I'm told that being hit by one of those is the equivalent of being stabbed with a hypodermic needle! I believe snail hanky-panky can take as long as six hours so I do hope you have plenty of stamina. And of course, if a romantic dinner of shared lettuce leaf is planned, avoid the salt! Good luck!