I've been on a blogging haitus this last month. It is self imposed. Part of it is that I've been interested in other things and part of it is that I lead a pretty boring life in which most of the every day details aren't particularly interesting, even to me. I think I might be coming to a time where I'm just blogging less frequently and that's okay. My guess is that blogging is a little like a pendulum... I've swung in the direction of blogging every day in the past... now I'm just swinging to the opposite extreme.
We're still waiting for the wind to die down (and for me to paint our fence and for the sprinkler system guy to call me back so that we can set up a time for them to come out to figure out why our back sprinklers won't turn on... see what I mean about boring details). And until all of those things happen the garden won't go in. I'm hoping to paint the fence (at least the part around the garden) this weekend (I bought a paint sprayer today after two hours with a brush and only about ten of the literally hundreds of slats painted) and I'm hoping the sprinkler guys call this week. I would LOVE for the winds to stop tomorrow but it's probably another week or two for that. But... just because the garden isn't going doesn't mean we haven't been eating yummy healthy vegetables picked right here on our little homestead. What ever do I mean? Well... see for yourself!
This was the first batch of wild asparagus picked last week from the drainage ditches and fields around our house (little known fact that horses apparently don't like asparagus... it's the only thing along their fence line that they didn't eat). Reid and I went out and picked another basket almost this full again last night. And today the dogs and I walked down the other side of our road and saw that we could revisit the plants from last week and pick at least another serving or two off of those. Reid has told me that I'm a woman obsessed. I just love that I can pick something for free that cost me at least four dollars/bundle at the store! And it is so tasty. We have, so far, had it pan fried two nights and in a pasta dish one night. Tonight I think I'm going to try the east/west marinade for it that was in my latest edition of Vegetarian Times! Yummy!
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