Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Firsts and Lasts (and always)
The first strawberry this spring and the pleasure was all mine. I have been waiting and it didn't disappoint, sweet with a little hint of tartness. I was just doing my duty picking it because there was only one ready and to avoid arguments over who should have it, I did. I'm very kind like that.
I know the shops have strawberries all year round but I don't buy them (I am often tempted though). So this one is all the nicer for the wait.
The last of the Telephone peas and they were a treat too. For the sheep that is. I picked off the pods for our dinner tonight and because they do like a nibble from the garden from time-to-time (all the time) I tossed the spent pea plants to the sheep. Most grateful they were and looking for more.
Also on the menu tonight, radish. They are really rather good right now. My favourites are the cherry belle. I also have French breakfast ready too but I don't like them as much.
Yesterday I spent exactly zero time in the garden because I felt rather flat. I had been feeling on top of the world and thought I was ready to be done with my iron supplements. Apparently not. That's ok, I'm used to them and I am glad I can 'fix' my health issues so easily. Sadly some aren't so lucky.
And as always, I am making something. A little glimpse at part of a Christmas swap gift. I really like this pattern so far. I might just make another for me. I also made quite a mess this morning. Papier-mache is not to be trifled with and shouldn't be done in the kitchen. Take my word for it. Hopefully I'll have a fully functioning piñata in a few days.
I'm off to bake some mint slice bites and do a bit more stitching before my afternoon chores and dinner preparation.