Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Rhubarb & Asparagus: The First Crops
I dusted off my cutting basket, grabbed a scissors and went after the first crop of the spring; asparagus and rhubarb. Rico supervised. Am looking forward to rhubarb cake and some asparagus sauteed in a little butter and orange zest with our meal.
The lilacs and crabapple tree blossoms are about to bloom. I look forward to having vases of cut lilacs around and burying my nose in them. We have a new spot in the yard plowed up for a vegetable garden. I haven't had one for quite a few years. I'm not overdoing it but want to plant enough tomatoes and beets to do some canning. I love that my Mom taught us how to grow and preserve our own food. It feels like an empowerment. Thanks Mom!