Sunday, May 20, 2012
While Hanging out the Washing
I love hanging washing out on the line. It means it's a decent day out, which is a bonus in itself. I love the simple technology of pegs, which are surprisingly useful in the kitchen and the office, as well as on the clothesline. And there's that feeling of virtue that comes over me when I'm methodically pegging damp clothes on the line. I guess it's the most basic use of solar and wind energy--you've got to feel good about that.
But it's also a chance to play paparazzi in the garden. I like to check out the lighting situation and new growth on the way up to the clothes line, then take photos on the way down. I was really only expecting to see a few specs of recently germinated seeds, but as always, there was so much more going on.
Zoodoo + a bit of rain + a bit of sun = salad. It's tempting to think of lettuce as a summer crop, but it does much better in the cool and wet than in the heat and dry. I'm sure it doesn't much like frost, but we don't get much frost here.
best thing to do with sorrel is to make pesto. Super green, super lemony taste.
Not that long ago I was mourning the end of summer -- who knows why. There's so much going on in the garden in spite of the cooler and shorter days. Seeds germinating, old plants re-sprouting, clothes drying... so much to be happy about.