A group hug is in order.
I have to say thank you to each and every one of you that took the time to send me a message or comment on my last post. I appreciate all of the thoughtful gestures of care and concern, sympathy and prayers for the Cottage family. One of my favorite things about blogging is interacting with my readers. I try to always respond to each and every comment, because they mean so much to me. I like having a dialog with you guys. I didn’t do that with my last post, I just felt too overwhelmed. Please know I appreciate knowing you are out there and lending your care and support. A special hug to you all. xo~ Kim
On to some garden firsts.
Just as I was heading away from home for a few days, I notice that the first strawberries of the season were beginning to ripen.
A few days later upon my return, I headed out to the garden to harvest those berries; only to discover that they had all disappeared, except for one.
I enjoyed it immensely.
First Blue Bird babies of the season have hatched. Their sweet little chatter and the back and forth feeding of the parents, keeps my heart very happy.
The male had discovered that the family had been wiped out by a black snake. I was telling this story to some ladies the other day, and one of them said to me “Well Kim that is just the way of nature.” It may well be, but I don’t have to like it.
Fat full black snake, smiles as he hangs his head outside of the box.
I’ve placed bird netting below the other boxes hoping to deter the snake from more snacking or in partaking in the way of nature.
I harvested my first batch of fresh from the garden basil. As I walked through the herb garden, I brushed against the herbs, releasing all the heavenly aromas.
It was drizzling, cool but humid and the scent of rain, mulch and herbs hung in the air.
Recipe guideline for fresh pesto:
A large bunch of fresh basil
couple cloves of garlic
Fresh shredded parmesan cheese
Fresh cracked black pepper
Optional – few hot red pepper flakes – adds a nice zip
I don’t measure – use what feels right to you and taste as you go.
Whirl it all up in a food processor and enjoy on your favorite crusty bread or crackers.
What kind of garden firsts are you experiencing?
See you later, Bye!