Progress in seeding the areas of Bastrop most affected by the fire is slow. The process is not difficult, but no single method seems to be quicker than any other. Raking the soil and moving mulch is simple, but extremely tedious to perform. The actual seeding of the ground is quick work however. Ironically enough, I fear our efficiency is weakened by the efforts to aid in the establishment of the seeded plant into the ground. The idea behind the work is to disturb the topsoil, spread the seed, then redisturb the seeded soil and cover with mulch. This relies on the weather in Bastrop providing us with enough moisture for the seed to take, which is itself a dangerous gamble. I hope our future trips out there will continue with spirits high, and that the rains will be enough to germinate our efforts.