Saturday, May 31, 2014

Fiddleheads

This morning we've already been to the recycling depot, the farmer's market and had breakfast.
This afternoon we have plans to clean off our screened in deck for the summer and hose and wipe everything down so we can proceed to spend the rest of the summer out there. Other than lifting large furniture I can still help with the rest, so (after a nap and some tea) today is the day for it. It's a gorgeous sunny day today and I feel marvelous, so I'm determined to get this done while I have more energy!

Besides some fresh fiddleheads (which I'll BBQ up with some pork tenderloin for supper...mmm) I also have little cayenne, mint (mojitos!!!) and grape tomato plants to put in pots on our step. Yup, I've gotten the gardening bug...even tho I can't lift much still and my plans for a garden bed in the front yard this year were thwarted, my brother made my year by offering me the 2 raised beds he has in his back yard that he and his wife have no desire to plant this year. His wife and I went out and got some seeds and starter plants and I spent a sunny afternoon last week weeding and planting up the beds with rows of tomatoes, carrots, beets, lettuce, swiss chard, pumpkin, zucchini, summer squash and some brussel sprouts. There's a small rhubarb and some chives back there already. She and I also started out a pot each of herbs (basil, oregano, thyme and parsley) which I hope to have for the fall for deliciousness. She will water things if I weed and we'll share the delicious results. Bwaha! Hopefully things will start popping up in the next few weeks and I can drop by to visit a few times a week to have a beer in the back yard and weed the beds and visit. Seems like a great idea all around. Now that I've got more zip in my zoodle it's nice to have things outdoors to look forward to.

It feels like summer is here finally :)


4 comments:

solarity said...

Already established raised beds sound wonderful. Also shared labor.
I've never had fiddleheads, but I'm told they taste a lot like asparagus, which is in season here, so I would like them.
Food. Gardening. Preparing for outdoor weather. Sounds good.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

azusmom said...

Thank you for the link! I was picturing a kind of small fish...

Many, many, MANY years ago I was in Oxford rehearsing a show with a group of Canadian actors. One day they had a discussion about beaver tails, and how good they are. The British director and I were looking at each other in horror, not sure whether said delicacy was cruel (cutting tails off of cute little beavers and EATING THEM?!?!?!) or pornographic.
Until they finally explained that beaver tails are, in fact,a type of pancake.

Whew!

JavaChick said...

You are way ahead of me, and I have no good excuse. Enjoy the gardening! Hopefully I will get mine underway soon. :)

Yum Yucky said...

I had a screened in deck in my previous home and I loved it so much. It had a ceiling fan, too. Pure fanciness. Current deck is totally unfancy. No screen and needs to be re-stained. Dang.