A productive day off

2 Feb

I guess one of the downsides of being a grownup is working just as hard on your days off.  At least I got to sleep until 8am!  The potato rescue event that I had planned today was cancelled by the DOT, henceforth to be known as the Great DOTato Fiasco of 2012, and I suddenly had an entire day with no plans.  So I made some.

Bea and I went to Costco, where we were too early to partake of the sampling/moveable feast, but we did score some organic spinach on sale.  More on that later.  Then we went to the hardware store to pick up some seed flats and a scuffle or hula hoe.  I think I like hula better — just sounds like more fun.  Scuffle sounds like something you might do with  street tuffs in an alley.

Then it was off to the garden.  By the end of the afternoon I was exhausted, muddy, and swearing at my tiller like a sailor, but I had harvested the last of my fall broccoli, onions and collards, and cleared and tilled six beds for winter/spring transplants.  This weekend I should be able to add some composted leaf mulch and horse manure, and maybe clear more beds.  I also plan to plant some wild asparagus seeds I gathered along our fence and see what happens.  On the planting calendar I have cabbage, collards and broccoli to seed as well.

And now back to the spinach.  Tonight we had creamy mushroom and spinach soup with leftover cheesy cornbread croutons.  Don’t adjust your monitors, it really is that color.

Mushroom Spinach Soup with Cornbread Croutons

No leprechauns were harmed in the making of this soup


2 Responses to “A productive day off”

  1. Melanie February 9, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    I need that recipe!

  2. Meghna February 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    Ditto Melanie! I bought spinach at Costco the other day, too!

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