“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
Monday, May 07, 2012
Planting Seeds & Family Memories
Today was a wonderful day weather wise. Sunny and in the low 60's .. perfect for yard work.
I planted cabbage, and more radishes and mesculin variety lettuce,
dahlia tubers that are supposed to produce dinner plate sized flowers,
and a canadice grape vine that will eventually climb a trellis hubby is
going to build over the garden gate. Our indoor plants needed some TLC
so many were repotted. The raised beds had been filled with a compost/sand
mix that really needed some clay mixed in ... so with wheel barrel and
shovel, I found a nice clay mound the was pushed aside when we built our
home. I think this will greatly improve the water retention of the
soil (last year the onions HATED this compost/sand mix.).
It was nice enough to get out the BBQ. Tonight's dinner menu was:
Chicken broth with spring green onions and carrot medallons
Grilled chicken brushed with a garlicky lemon-mustard sauce
Smoky grilled asparagus
French vanilla coffee
Cherry puff paste strudel
really been playing up the importance of sit down dinners of late.
Even Nathan seems to enjoy all the fuss. He gets spruced up for dinner
and is practicing his best manners. Sunday is a day to have a special meal and use the good dishes. This is something I remember doing when
I was a child having Sunday dinners at my grandparent's home. Are you in the habit of fixing special meals other than on major holidays or when company visits? Time spent leisurely around the table makes for good family unity; and the clean up is easier if everyone works together.