Flavors of Spring in the Backyard
May 10, 2012 § 1 Comment
Finally finished with exams, my brain is free to wonder and to think creatively. Already I can tell this is going to be a summer full of good eats and of learning. Today, walking from my exam to my car I stumbled upon a humble hen of the woods, like I said, this is going to be a good summer (who is lucky enough to stumble upon edible mushrooms!?).
After a few days of much needed rain (and studying) the chatter of birds and the slightest brightening of the sky drew me outside to see what had come of the spring showers.
Looks like what was planted has finally taken off. As for the sage, that will make its way right into some brown butter soon enough. Interrupting the cheery birds with his loud screech, our domineering (this is a nice way to put it, he has now attacked all of us) rooster sounded anxious to get out of his coop so I went to see what was going on.
You see, we’ve had to keep them in the coop lately because they get in the garden and yank up all the seedlings. So unless someone is supervising, these feathery creatures are going to be in one place, and one place only. When it comes to the choosing homegrown vegetables, or freshly laid eggs the choice is easy – I’ll take vegetables any day. Despite the fact that they’ve been hanging out on their branches in the coop a bit more than usual, they are still laying.
Well, less than one week until we’re (Shann and I) off to Israel and Greece. Now that will be an adventure.