Sep 23, 2009

Cool, refreshing air revives the landscape

The naked ground has sprung alive with recent rains. Almost 8 inches in the backyard over the last 2 weeks! With the cooler temps, the ground isn't baking and the moisture is actually benefiting the plants.
Tiny green dots pepper the's chickweed! Now, I think that is awesome.
One of the things that grows in spite of it all. It is good in salads AND -go figure- the chickens love it.

The violet wood sorrel leaves or oxalis is also a winner in salads...with a cautionary note: everything in moderation. Oxalic acid is not good for your kidneys in excess.... probably not as bad as some pharmaceuticals, though.

 Even the kidneywood sprouted its fragrant blooms last week!


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