You remember the Robins that are nesting in my porch? They are thisclose to fledging and I am way too enthralled with watching them. Every morning I wake up and expect that the nest will be empty, but these guys are just hanging on.
But who can blame them, right? Mom and dad are feeding them all the time and they don’t have to do anything but sit there and beg for food.
I thought sharing a room while growing up sucked, but at least I got my own bed. These guys looked cramped.
Cute little grumpy faces, aren’t they?
It is a sad state of affairs that my life is so exciting that watching Robins not fledge is the highlight of my morning today.
Yesterday’s highlight was 45 minutes of weeding, during which time I discovered that the chives that I thought were lost to the winter weather gods, actually came back and are HUGE, but were just covered in grassy weeds. Which I cleared out and then promptly made a nice scrambled egg and chive breakfast.
How about an update for the week of Today I Made?
I do love rhetorical questions, don’t you?
Leaving off last time, I gave you a bonus “made” for last Tuesday. Which means I could have rested on my laurels on Wednesday, but I didn’t. I made Peanut Butter Balls.
Call the Buckeyes if you must, but don’t do it around me. These are peanut butter balls. Period.
On Thursday, I made Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats for a BBQ, and didn’t take any pictures. I am pretty sure we all know what Rice Krispie Treats look like. Just picture them with a slight brownish tint.
I just subbed peanut butter for the butter called for in the standard recipe. Easy. Tasty. Crowd-pleaser.
On Friday, I spent the day planting and finishing up my garden. (Post to come soon…promise.) I also made this bird bath, which looks cooler than it is practical.
And by that I mean that it isn’t practical. It spills water everywhere. It isn’t stable. It sways with the wind.
Basically? It’s the worst bird bath ever. Have I taken it down? Nope. It’s cute. I like it.
On Saturday, I started some kimchi fermenting. It is Wednesday now, and check out the bubbles!!
Okay, you can’t really see them in this picture, but trust me, they are there. This is still fermenting, and I have been tasting it daily. I think it’s got a few more days until it is perfectly ripe.
Have I mentioned that patience isn’t a virtue I possess?
On Sunday, I made Cherry Chutney. (Recipe to come….if you want. Even if you don’t, I’ll probably still post it, because WHOA.)
I had a bunch of cherries that a friend left after the aforementioned BBQ, and of course I could just eat them like a normal person. I shoudl say that I couldn’t just eat ALL of them like a normal person, because I did eat many many of them straight.
What made me decide on a chutney? I have no idea. My brain works in mysterious ways, what can I say?
On Monday, I worked on the rug that I am crocheting for my bathroom. (Update on that coming too. I’m not finished quite yet, so you’ll have to wait for the big reveal. I know….you are dying. Try to contain your excitement.)
Here’s the thing about that rug – I made it too wide. But I hate to start over and rip it all out. Except that, if I do that, I can use a bigger needle (which I should have done to begin with), which means that it will go faster AND use less yarn.
But…then I have to start over and I hate starting over. First world problems, eh?
I suppose that is the silver lining to not getting to eat bread. I don’t have to worry about the uneven bun/dog ratio. And hey! I also don’t have to buy buns! Double silver lining!
Speaking of hot dogs, Applegate Farms hot dogs are awesome. I haven’t eaten a hot dog in ages, but I bought a package on sale last week and grilled those bad boys last week. They were so good, I almost didn’t even want the burger I made too. Almost.
If last summer was the summer of the brat, this summer is going to be the summer of the hot dog.
I can’t think of question right now. But you should still leave a comment. I like comments. They make me feel like there are more than 2 people reading my ramblings.