4/10- I've given Hannah charge of Tuesday night dinner. I'll have to oversee her for a while, but for the most part she is on her own.
For her first night she prepared Kale & Ricotta Stuffed Shells.
Confession Time: It was my first ever bite of kale. I don't know if it was because I grew it myself, but it this was incredibly delicious and a new staple in the garden and recipe for our family cookbook.
4/11- I thought maybe you'd like a peek at my basement growing stand?
We have from left to right & top down:
Lots of herbs & cabbage; broccoli & tomatoes;
tomatoes; tomatoes, peppers, parsley;
tomatoes, sweet woodruff, bay; and finally more tomatoes.
I planted so many tomatoes and they sprouted so well, I couldn't bare to throw so many away when transplanting them to larger pots (which are just plastic cups) so I'll probably be giving some away to friends & family. Maybe. If they live.
And she got it all over the shower curtain.
And all over the now green stained bathroom door.
Poor thing screamed like crazy while trying to get that scrubbed off. There was even some that stayed in her nose for a couple days.
Bet she won't be doing that again!
4/13- Fourteen years.
His gift was an 11 Drawer Roller Tool Cabinet. We're going to spend the next four years filling it with tools that he will most likely find useful upon reaching maturity. Our hope is that with gifts like this it will prompt him to start thinking and planning more for that quickly approaching day when he will be a man. I don't know if he appreciates it now. If he doesn't, he's not saying. Perhaps one day he will be very glad to not have to make that investment as an adult.
4/14- Cogburn. The sweetest rooster we've yet owned. By sweet I mean he has yet to attempt to attack one of us. Our Buff Brahma's were friendly chicks and I'm glad they've stayed that way. I was obviously comfortable enough to squat down near him for a photo during our first "flock walk" of the season.