Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Late Saturday morning we decided to go to the farmer's market to see if we can get some fresh rhubarb. Not a good idea. I am allergic to something that is blooming here in late May and whatever it is there was lots of it at the market. As soon as we entered the big vendor area where they sell mostly plants and cut flowers I had trouble breathing and started coughing. So we left that area rather quickly and went to the other part of the market. I found some rhubarb and we left in a bit of a hurry. There also were lots of people around, something I am not really used to anymore. ;)

I made rhubarb cake, Deb over at homespun living shared the recipe on her blog. It is delicious.

The rest of the rhubarb I cooked with some water and sugar, yummy.

We had a lazy long weekend with lots of rain which kept us from doing any heavy work around the garden, so in between cooking and eating (quite a bit too much) I worked on a cover for one of the sofa cushions and my white cotton sweater while watching the Indy 500 and some old war movies.

Our garden seems to be doing better than last year, at least it looks better, the straw really helps keep the grass and the weeds down. I have some plans for other parts of the garden but I must do some research first to find out what I can actually plant there. And I am definitely going to grow my own rhubarb next year. Here are some more garden pictures. The first tomatoes are forming and the radishes are really growing fast and big. The herb patch looks much nicer too.

It is still rainy here and the forecast says it will stay this way all week long. Not my favorite kind of weather but on the positive side, NC is no longer a drought area.

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