Saturday, April 28, 2012

I Thought He'd Never Leave

Isn't that a terrible thing to say about one's own husband? It's not that I can't do what I want when he's here but it's easier to blog when he isn't. I just realized this morning that I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks... again! It's spring. That's my excuse. It just feels more important to be out in the garden that to be sitting at the computer, you know?

There has been next to no knitting in the last couple of weeks. Even John commented on that this week. The second of the little pink hats is more than half finished and I should get it done this weekend. If the day warms up a bit more, I may even take it outside and work on it in the great outdoors. The monster pants have seen absolutely no progress and there's only a few inches left to do on them. The only thing that's seen any kind of progress is the second of the 10-stitch blankets, and even that has been very little.

We have been working in the garden, though. Things are being planted and things are greening up. John picked up and planted some Walla Walla onions. He went to Art Knapps last weekend and picked up a set of starter onions because the ones we started from seed just were not doing very well. We made the mistake of using garden soil in the starter pots and ended up with fungus flies. Seeds were coming up and then being nibbled. We've thrown pretty much all of the starter pots out and bought peat pellets to start more seeds. I love those!

Oh, I just remembered something I wanted to share. If you've read this blog for a while, you'll know that John works as a gardener at our local college. Last week, he was digging in one of the gardens and found these...

They're morels! If you were to buy them, you'd be paying some pretty big bucks. I've seen them listed online for up to $135 per pound. We picked some a few years ago and are still eating them (we dried them). I love them. To find them growing in town, at the college, is quite unusual. It was a nice, happy surprise!

Now, I'm off to do a bit of cleaning and then some cooking (I think). First, a cup of tea. Enjoy your Saturday!


  1. Knitting can happen year round. Gardening, on the other hand, is a short sweet season in Canada. Enjoy it while you can!

    And brave you to eat those mushrooms. If I ate wild mushrooms, even ones that were clearly okay, I would be waiting around for the next 24 hours for dire symptoms to occur. :-)

  2. I've never seen Morel mushrooms, but I do love mushrooms. Lucky for you finding such a rare treat.
    I've not done much knitting or anything else, for that matter, the past few weeks. Can't seem to find the energy to do anything. I'm sorry about your seeds going bad, but thankfully, it's still very early in the season, so you have plenty of time to begin again. Better luck this time. :)