woohoo! the hummingbirds are back! that is always a sure sign that spring is here and summer is coming! i took 250 million pics of this little guy, but only this pic turned out.
we were sitting at the kitchen table playing our morning cards (ya, we're nerds!) and jam cocked his ear and said he thought he heard a hummingbird whizz by.
a bit of backstory - we went to our super brother and sister's house on sunday evening for supper. our neighbours, and other super brother and sister were also there. as was our other neighbour r. jam got to talking about the different birds that are showing up - we finally have a whole cadre of swallows which is awesome because they eat black flies - wahoooey!!! anyway, the talk eventually came around to hummingbirds. i said that we usually see them in the beginning of june. our friend r said "no way. they show up on may 20th". he's lived here for a while but to pick the actual day that they show up??? i was like, whatever. so when jam said he heard a hummingbird go by, i jumped up to check the calendar. had to ask jam what day it was....and darn tootins wasn't it may 20th?!?!?!?!? our friend r is dead on the money.
anyway, we saw that little guy a few times over the past few days and today we saw his girlfriend. the men have the ruby red on their necks but the women don't. so they are the first of the hummingbirds - woohoo!
we've been busy, as has everyone else getting our gardens ready and whatnot. we've also been eating a lot of good food. it just goes with the territory around here. yummy, creamy, mushroom and parmesan pasta for one.
if you have leftover pasta, serve it the next day with shrimp, pineapple, cucumber and coriander with my thai-chili-belt-you-in-the-head-and-knock-you-into-next-week dressing...yummeh!
and kids....you all know what season it is, right? TROUT-FISHING season baby! oh ya!!!!
ok. here's the scenario. the man needs to go out and dig trenches all along your 140ft driveway in order to create a good run-off and use the dirt from the trenches to fill in all the ruts. you think to yourself "i need to feed that man a good, filling, nutritious, protein-packed breakfast". so you cook him up some liver, 2 poached eggs, salad greens from the greenhouse and some fresh veg covered in "the-kick-you-into-next-week" dressing mentioned above. ya...you go there - bahahahaha!
hmmm...you have some leftover liver...what's a girl to do? make beef liver pate of course. you can get the recipe here. then you smother some onion bagels in the pate, throw in 3 kinds of olives, some artichoke hearts, pepperoncinis, some toasted pita, cucumber yogurt dip, and some delicious carrots. need i say more?
now can someone please tell me how i can transplant these peppers which should not be this big, this soon and still have room in my house???
they need to go in pots at this point but it is too soon to put them outside in the greenhouse. and there is nowhere in the house to put them. and i still have to figure out what to do with these pepper plants, in pots, that we overwintered and are now producing peppers.....in MAY????? WHAT THE HECK???
oh i loooooove these kinds of problems. we have 12 pepper plants that we overwintered that are already producing peppers. we have peppers in the greenhouse, inside of the house that need pots. we've got a great, big, giant beautiful greenhouse to move them all into - it's just too early.
my friend Sci is usually a day late and a dollar short - bahahahahah! i am too! but not this year. this year - i'm up to my eyeballs with too much stuff all coming in at the same time and all too early!
i love this kind of stress. it's so good for the soul. i hope you all had a great week....and i hope you all have a great weekend!