There isn't much cooking going on right now, but there will be soon since I can't stay home for more than a day without some sort of big cooking project. I also remembered that I haven't give you any sort of garden report since the end of last season. The annual raking has begun, including my annual snake-raking, and this year I'm converting the garden to a raised bed system. I've had it with the rocky, clayish tree-root filled soil in this yard. The materials to build the first two should arrive this week, and hopefully will get some dirt--a good mix of compost, spent mushroom soil and topsoil delivered as soon as I can build the beds. They're kits and should fit together easily. I have a feeling that should is the operative word here. We'll see. I'll let you all know. Yes, I AM whining.
I do have news in the fig tree department. In the Fall, my little fig tree, named Fignatious, lost all its leaves like a good little deciduous tree should, and just as soon as the days began to grow longer, it began to sprout. I now have 4 tiny little figs growing on Fignatious. Planning to eat them all myself. I have to find a permanent outdoor home for Fig this season, and the perfect spot, a west -facing wall near the patio is occupied by an old rangy looking lilac bush. I'd love to get it out of there, but it's huge, deep-rooted and has probably been there for 70 years. A shame, but it doesn't flower well, and it would be a great shielded spot for fig, where it would be less likely to be eaten by deer. Will have to work on that, hmmm?
|Fignatious, my little fig tree has baby figs!|