Margaret is on her way to work, walking instead of flying today so she can drink her coffee without spilling it, when she sees the cryptid. She's a truly far-out one, no limbs to speak of, just a long snaky body with a mirror for a face. Margaret smiles at her and goes to walk on by, but cryptid slithers right at her all of a sudden and--hits?--Margaret with the giant mirror. Except she doesn't experience getting whacked with a sheet of glass.
"If you think it's something that can be taught I'd like to learn, but that might be a good idea," she says, pulling up a weed. "With two of us, I think I can add some more plants than just berries and peanuts--potatoes, I think, and maybe some spinach and a pumpkin vine." She elaborates with descriptions of what those are, since presumably Kiray has never heard of them.
"Ah, sorry, I don't remember everything I've talked about with Sovi. I'll get started on potatoes; do you have any thoughts on where to out them?" She takes her wings off (sigh) and starts on a potato with lots of eyes.
"Thanks. So you might know about plants Sovi's never heard of . . . I wonder if you know about any Earth plants I've never heard of, or if you can't know that because the information is on Earth, so to speak."
"Well, if you feel like listing some obscure plant facts, or listening to me do it, we can try to find out." Potato, potato, potato.
"I knew that one. Hmm . . . It's a good idea to alternate alfalfa with other crops, because alfalfa replenishes the nitrogen in the soil?"
"Huh. Okay." She has a little pile of sprouted potatoes now, for whenever Kiray thinks the new plot is ready.
"I think I'd be alright with that if I had any way to get soap." She's been cleaning herself via deleting and recreating parts of her surface, and it's adequate but she could still really use a bath. "Maybe ash and olive oil would work."
"It seems worth a shot. And now that I think about it, I should be providing wood for the campfires, too; it's got to be easier and more sustainable than Sovi gathering it." She starts in on butternut squash, having decided it will be easier to cook than pumpkins; the first couple go on a leaf-plate for today's "dinner".
"I realized the only thing I know how to make with pumpkins is pumpkin pie, and that needs lots of stuff I don't have. Squash I can just roast and it'll be pretty good."
"Do you know if there was anything stopping Sovi from making you know everything she knows plus everything I know?"
"Huh. Well, farming is definitely the most important thing right now, but if I was making someone I think I'd want to give them as much knowledge as possible. You never know what might come in handy. I hope that wasn't a rude thing to say, sorry."
She starts planting the squash, a few each of a couple different kinds. "What do you know about good growing conditions, should we be finding somewhere shadier or sunnier for anything?"