I can water my garden from the water hose all summer long, but my garden never looks so green and happy than after a nice rain. Rain droplets must pick up micronutrients from the atmosphere as they plummet to the earth–I can think of no other reason why a good soaking rain makes my garden so much happier than a good soak from the hose.
The chickens are also loving the yard and the garden. Surprisingly, they have left most of my veggies alone and so I have not bothered to cover most of my boxes with bird netting. The other day I harvested some spinach and all of a sudden it was like they discovered the spinach for the first time. One by one, chickens hopped up into the boxes and began nibbling on spinach leaves. I didn’t mind–I have so much spinach in the garden I’m willing to share some with the girls if it makes them happy.
I’ve got a terrific idea for using up gobs of rhubarb (and old bread)–I’ve made 2 batches of rhubarb bread pudding this week and it is soooooo good! I should post a video this weekend. The only problem is I don’t actually have a recipe with exact amounts and such. I just throw things in a bowl and it turns out delicious. I know, that’s not fair if you want to try to make it for yourself. So I’ll try to come up with some guidance before I make a video.
Summer field work has begun so things will be fairly quiet around this blog for a while. I’ll post when I can but it will be sporadic at best. I’m doing lots of stuff, I just don’t have time to write it down! Be patient with me. Maybe photos will have to do the bulk of the talking this summer. So, maybe I’ll do just that to show you what I’ve been up to lately and why I haven’t been posting more videos and recipes! The reason is both for work and play but sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. That’s when I know I’m doing something right. Right?! Click on a photo and the caption will pop up. ‘Til next time…