A little too much farm labor and not enough labor at the drawing board. It’s time for me to hunker down and scribble through the weekend. No worries, there are worse jobs to be had. And I am enjoying my wide screen computer dvd player, watching Jonathan Rhys Myers sneer his way through The Tudors.
Speaking of yummy things, many delectable eats out here for the picking. Todays’ treat was an absolutely fresh spinach salad sprinkled with local range-fed pork bacon, no preservatives. I never buy grocery meats anymore.
There is a farmer’s market in town once a week which sells superior goods. The local ham is the best I have ever tasted, and costs about 1/3 what the best Smithfield hams run (which can easily cost $100 and up). We buy several a time and hang them in the well house. The place smells like breakfast.
After writing of how much I like growing kale and collards, now that I am harvesting turnip and beet greens, collards and kale have been made redundant. They taste about the same, and you get root vegetables to boot. I’ve got a lot of new recipes I want to try.
The harvest is rich with perfume. I want to roll around in my garden like a puppy and gather up all the scents, to smell of thyme and lavender. And turnips.
Heavy rain is expected for the next couple of days, and flood warnings are out. I am housebound, so I will draw many things.
By the way, this global warming thing. We’re not doing it right. It’s 61 degrees F in JUNE.
The storm keeps knocking the satellite out, so I’ll gather dvd amusements, and I’m gone from here.
Enjoy the local scenery.
PS: We wish our pal and blog regular Brickmuppet all the best. His mom has cancer.