Friday, April 04, 2008
Friday Florida Food Fest: In Which Feather And I Become The Food
This was supposed to be a combo gardening and foody post about my deerproofing of the garden and the resulting bountiful lettuce crop, coupled with a wilted lettuce recipe, but a funny thing happened on the way to the "farum".
(Oh ... I slay myself sometimes... wasn't that a funny movie?)
Anyway, ... I walked out there at about 1730 hours yesterday with huge colander and a pair of kitchen shears. I had plans for you to see a colander overflowing with beautiful lettuce followed by a shot of wilted lettuce salad.
Below you can see the disappointed lettuce plants who were forced to postpone their salad debut after weeks of preparation.
Yes, those are collards interspersed among the lettuce.
No, I don't weed much.
I just plant my desired plants thickly.
The moment I stopped walking and set the colander down to climb into the garden, THIS happened!!
Faithful Feather and I were attacked by swarms of mosquitoes.
Flamingo campground swarms!!!
If you've been there you know what I mean.
That Feather photo is a little soft on the focus, 'cause she wasn't exactly holding still. It was still daylight, but I used a flash to try and capture some of the zillion skeeters attacking us.
She's swatting at them with her paw in the picture.
So, we beat feet back to the house and refuge ... but not before losing about a pint of blood each.
SLURP DENIM AND DIE YOU B#%#$!!
She did, about one second after this photo.
Curiously, she seemed to think my blood was in my jeans, when we all know it's the other way around.
(Think about it for a moment and it might seem clever)
This is the Friday before Spring Break so as crazy as today may be, a week of not dealing with other people's kids stretches out before me like some vast peaceful ocean vista.
Have a great Friday.