It’s finally spring here at Happy Acres. We ate our first bunch of asparagus. Yum! We harvested a little over 6 ounces so far, but every day I see more and more of the green goodies poking through the soil. There is nothing like fresh asparagus. And to think I used to not like this vegetable!
I’ve always loved screened porches even though I’ve only lived at one house that had one. Back then the porch opening was the official start of the season spent dining and sitting outside. When Dave and I bought this house in 07 it didn’t have a screened room – just an old decaying wood deck. Even though we live pretty lean, adding a screened porch and deck (for grilling) was a requirement for our retirement home. Because of the wet weather back then, it took the contractors five months to complete our project. But the wait was worth it. Yesterday after washing the room down and cleaning the furniture on Monday, I was able to get the cushions out and finally open the doors. We ate our first dinner out there last night.
Sidd loves the porch more than the other kitties. Maybe he remembers when he used to roam the neighborhood in my old neighborhood or maybe he just loves the sound of birdies and the sun beating down on his fur.
Everything is popping up. The Bestseller tulips, I planted last year, are the first of the tulips to bloom. I didn’t realize they were so small but still love them.
I can’t believe that I had looked for the comfrey a couple days ago and couldn’t see a hint of life. Then yesterday, there it was!
Yesterday, I also mixed up a batch of Blackberry syrup so that in three weeks we will have that cool drink. Yes, it is official – Spring is here.
When I was growing up in MI, my Mom and I would pick asparagus every year. I remember the first time we went picking because I almost stepped on a snake!
Michelle, Yikes! That would have been some surprise. I’ve not seen any snakes in this part. Hubby has to remind me of the asparagus – I can’t believe I need to check it EVERY day! Once it comes up, it’s really keeps coming. I picked another 5 oz today – makes for nice dinner tonight. Thanks for dropping by.
Oh, that grilled asparagus look so yummy…now I’m hungry 🙂 Love your screened porch!
Hi Kristina, We do love grilled asparagus and we wait all year to eat it! Of course, hubby will stirfry it, make soup and whatever he can come up with to use it up. But I guess grilled is my favorite way to eat it. Seems like everything tastes better on the grill!
My mouth is watering…….. and absolutely love the screen porch!