When my husband I and got married almost 15 years ago he figured he was marrying a fairly normal kind of gal, little did he know that I would turn out to be a no-cable T.V, homeschooling, vegetarian, grow your own veggies, don't buy new stuff, recycle fanatic woman who would drag him along with me. He has weathered these changes fairly well, he is a very easy-going kind of guy. Last night we were having dinner and he was guessing what was in the soup (which he had already said was very good), after a few guesses I went ahead and told him, "It's garlic, potato and lamb's quarter."
"So.....weeds." says he.
"No, lamb's quarters." I reply
"Basically we are having weed soup then." he responds.
"But it's good, isn't it." I laugh.
After reading the excellent book Ladybug Garden, E decided he must have some ladybugs to eat the aphids on his currant bush. We finally got him some yesterday and put them out in the evening. We made sure there was water sprinkled around for them to eat and placed them in several areas of the garden where they would be sure to find aphids to munch. We have been keeping an eye on them and watching their progress. Fun!!
And for a treat this morning, we made some bread with a recipe from Canadian Living's Bread & Pizza book, all the recipes I have tried from this book have turned out great. Now it is time to get out of the kitchen and back into the garden.