What a wonderful day!
Today has been and still is one of those first spring days when You think, this is like summer. Of course it isn’t unless You live in Sweden because we’ve had summers when almost no day passed C (F)🙂 But since we had almost no wind it did feel like summer, or as I imagine summer after a long winter. It was a bit chilly in the morning though, -4 C (24,8 F).
We went up the creek this morning and Bertil followed us as always. He stayed quiet all the way so I guess the wild hogs were elsewhere today. As soon as we came home I cleaned up the garden after my dogs and then I started to expand my tiny vegetable garden. I call it a vegetable garden but to be honest, very few vegetables has ever grown in it🙂 Chives and squash mostly when it comes to vegetables but I have a gooseberry bush there, two edible honeysuckles (well the berries are, not the bush🙂 ) and three kiwis, not the big kind we all can buy in the stores but smaller ones we call mini kiwis. I think one might have died this winter and I do hope it’s one of the female plants because one need plants of both sexes.
Have You ever been in contact with stinging nettles? I was today. Some people make soup from it and say it’s delicious, they also say the tiny new shoots doesn’t hurt and they are lying in both cases🙂 It is edible but not delicious and if I had nothing else to eat I would eat it because it is very nutritional and they do sting really bad no matter how small they are! The skin is over sensitive hours after a close encounter and it hurts to touch anything. Still I know they are nothing compared to the fun things You have on the American continent, like poison Ivy .
Even though it looks like a very little expansion of my vegetable garden it still was lots of work and my joints weren’t too happy, so I made myself waffles today. We had the Waffle day last Tuesday but I didn’t want to make them when I came home after work so I decided to make them yesterday but then I didn’t feel like it so I made them today instead. I have an old electric waffle iron that must be almost as old as I am but it works ok but it does take some time before it is hot enough. I also have one made in cast iron but then I would have to start a fire in the stove and to be honest, it weighs tons🙂 I didn’t think I made especially much batter but it never seemed to end🙂 So my dogs got more than one each and still I had so many that I most likely won’t eat waffles again for a year or so :-)
I haven’t spoken to any neighbor that knows anything about the explosion yesterday but I read that they had moved the cows and calves before the explosion. It seems they had understood that things would go bad and thankfully thought of the animals early on. The remains of the building is almost gone now, I guess they didn’t want nosy people there to take photographs🙂
It’s time to give all the animals their food and I’ll make myself a pot of tea, I sat in my patio today and had a pot of coffee, no wind, sunshine and a pot of coffee do make life rather nice🙂