I helped my dad plant his garden this morning. We put in one row each of marigolds, kohlrabi, peppers, onions, and radishes; two rows of parsnips; and three rows of tomatoes. He'll plant cucumbers, squash, beans, and another row of kohlrabi from seed later.
It's a good thing I already complained about bending and stooping and aching knees earlier this week, because after planting this morning, Ibid. It'll be well worth the transitory soreness once things start producing, though.
I figured I'd need a good breakfast for this endeavor. It was an afterthought to take a picture (hence a couple bites missing). Sometimes I think people wonder just what I can eat since I don't eat gluten or dairy products and I limit most sweets*. Short answer: A lot.
Obviously, I am not suffering. I like these butternut squash pancakes, substituting canned pumpkin and using applesauce instead of maple syrup in the batter. I make a batch, freeze them with waxed paper between each one, then flip a couple in the toaster to reheat. These went a few seconds in the microwave as well, just to make the almond butter on top nice and melty.
I also finished quilting and binding the Hands2Help charity quilt. Here is a peek. I'll do a formal post on the finish later so I can link it up this weekend. I was out taking photos in the yard this afternoon.
Our guard rooster, a garden decoration, aka "Cock Blocker," keeps a watchful eye. He makes me smile, as does the goofy name I gave him.
If you haven't yet seen the Dancing With the Stars finale last night, you may want to click away now (Elizabeth, I'm talking to you).
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Okay? So, WOO-HOO!!! Donald Driver won the Mirror Ball trophy!!!! I am so proud of him for the great dancing, winning attitude, and that megawatt smile that kept me rooting for him week after week. Bring it on home to Title Town, baby!!! I think this dance is what clinched it for him on Tuesday night.
*Not counting the rhubarb-blueberry crisp I made the other night...and proceeded to eat most of. I mean, it's rhubarb! That's a spring treat.