My husband and I had a fabulous weekend. We celebrated his birthday. We went out to eat and enjoyed the day. My husband is an amazing man and I am thankful that we are able to share our lives together.
This weekend we went turkey hunting. We didn't see a turkey, but we sure saw plenty of other creatures. It isn't about shooting something. It is about sitting and listening to the geese and meadowlarks. It is about watching what goes on out in nature, when nature doesn't think you are around.
I was watering my newly planted apricots, when I noticed the plethora of dandelions. What the heck, that wine was pretty darn good. I started picking them. Yes, I don't learn. Preparing dandelions for wine is the biggest pain. You have to separate them from the green stuff and that isn't easy. My loving husband even came out and helped me for a bit. He doesn't even like wine. Hours later 6 cups of dandelion petals. Then the problem. Those of you who follow my blog know I lack when it comes to scientific notation, or even the most basic of notes. Well, go figure. I tried to decide what recipe I used for the perfect wine of last year and there are problems. The recipe from my tried and true wine recipe book says to use white grape juice. The thing is I'm somewhat of a purist and rarely add to the original fruit. I highly doubt that I added white grape juice. If I kept good notes or had even mentioned something in last year's blog I could repeat the success of last year's batch. Alas, all I did in last year's dandelion blog was complain about what a pain they are to prepare them. Very similar to this year's blog. Only I am going to mention that I did not add any juice or raisins to this batch. Only 1/4 cup of lemon juice. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is similar to last year's experiment.
My bulbs are blooming like crazy. Sitting on the porch pulling dandelion petals isn't so bad when you are surrounded by flourishing flowers. I took a risk and transplanted my eggplants, melons, pumpkins, and flower seedlings outside. I hope it was a good decision. This is probably the earliest I've put seedlings out. I also planted my corn, cucumbers, and beans. I also divided some plants and watered everything. It was supposed to rain today, but that didn't pan out.
What types of art do you have in the garden? Is there something that is difficult to make, but you still make it because it is so good? Have you ever seen a pelican up close? Hope everyone had a wonderful a weekend as we did.