The little guy and I set out to plant some seeds. Proper gear makes working so much more efficient.
To decide who got to dig the rows and who got to place the seeds we played rock, paper, scissors. I was paper. He was rock. I made the rows and he put the seeds in.
Upon entry into the garden we noticed these huge onions.
At the time, I didnt know that the flowers on top meant that I should have already harvested them. From what I have read, it says that once a flower develops on the top of the stalk, the stalk will have already emerged thorough the center of the onion. This causes the center of the onion to contain a green sprout like portion making long term storage of the onion near impossible. It can also make the onion taste bitter.
So yeah, totally missed the ideal harvest time on this batch. Once I figured that out I went out and pulled them up.
And washed them really well.
Those were some pretty big onions. G really wanted to save this one for his good friend, Mr Jim, but I convinced him that Mr Jim would actually enjoy some tasty raspberries instead. Youre welcome, Mr Jim.
I am happy to report tho, that there wasnt a green sprout in the center, nor did the onion have a bitter taste.
I also harvested some of this. Can you guess what it is?
Yep. Yummy cilantro. It went perfectly on our tacos.
While some of this was going on however, S was busy working on the "always ongoing saga" of the sprinkler system. But suddenly I heard him call out to me.
I go over to him to see this.
Do you know what kind of spider that is?
That red hourglass you see on her abdomen is a very clear sign that shes a black widow.
Its also very clear that she is on extreme guard duty when it comes to those egg sacs.
This was our first meeting with a black widow spider. We called the kids over to show them what she looked like. Seeings how they are poisonous and all we felt it a good idea to point them out to the kids....and to give them permission to remove G from the company of such a spider should he entertain the idea of becoming friendly with one.
Shortly after this meeting, S came across black widow number 2.
One is plenty for me. I dont think I need to meet anymore.
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