I think spring is here(!) Today was just one of those wonderful days: its the ideal in-between temperature, the sky is perfect blue, the plants are all in bud and the birds are chattering like crazy. Hubbs and I decided that it was the day for officially opening “eating outside” season, and what goes better with lunch outside than lemonade? I went to grab some ice from the freezer for the glasses and remembered that I put the ice cube tray back in the freezer empty last time (bad idea, I know). But we did have some frozen blackberries that did the trick, and made for very festive red blackberry-lemonade.
And its such a treat to go play in the garden on days like this. I’m always amazed to see things growing in there, and they do this especially well when there’s SUN out! I planted tons of carrots in November but only a few seedlings survived the great winter slug attack, so I haven’t been able to bring myself to thin them. But today I pulled one out that was really getting crowded… and would you believe it, there was a real little carrot in there! I was SO excited to see it – peachy orange color and just an inch and a half long. I washed it off so we could taste it -Hubbs thought it smelled like hose water, which really means it smells like being a kid in summer, and I agreed. But it tasted just right. Maybe another month and they’ll be ready to go. Can’t wait!