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Monday, April 19, 2021

Extreme Haute Couture ahead.

Don't say you haven't been warned...

Odd perspective - looks like to chartreuse peg legs.

Behold my 'Battle Dress"!  I was off to tackle the various and sundry piles that are the rites of spring.   The dazzling socks are 'tick repellent', although I will probably have to re-treat them this year.  I am determined to NOT get Lyme's this year.  Perhaps the color, alone, will repel them.

On Friday we had this:


We had piled up about five inches of snow before it turned to sleet, and then to rain.  By Saturday morning, it was gone - just a foul memory.  April, she is cruel.  I took Peanut to the vet for his monthly allergy shot.  When the vet tech came to the car to pick him up, Peanut launched himself into the guy's arms.  He was taken aback, given that most dogs hate the vet's office and all vet personnel.  Not my P.  However, he was greatly subdued on his return, having received a shot in the ass for all his love overtures.  We then made our way to the farm to pick up our vege order.  Lovey was so relieved and happy to see us - she takes guarding the house very seriously.

I have appointments today, Wednesday and Friday, with a cheese run for Marianne tomorrow.  At least it will be easier to keep track of what day it is.  I'm going to pull out my copy of "Ugly Little Greens" to see if I can come up with a recipe or two that call for nettles.  It looks as though I am in for a bumper crop this year (as in every year) and I'd like to make something more than soup.  If any of y'all have nettle recipe ideas, do share, please!

12 comments:

Retired Knitter said...

Wow! Those are some socks. Do you chemically treat them with repellent or are you depending on the color alone!

Rosalea said...

Apparently we are expecting some of 'picture # 2' in the near future. I knew this early spring was chancy. Love the socks. How do you treat them? Lyme disease is not to be trifled with.

Susan said...

I think anything can be made into wine lol.

Michelle said...

I made nettle pesto once, but it was 'meh.'

Kristina said...

We are told snow is coming our way. Not looking forward to it. I wilt nettles and add them to egg dishes or use in smoothies and soup. Not sure if that helps, but you can blanch and freeze for future meals too.

Joanne Noragon said...

I think the snow is inching slowly along. Tomorrow and Wednesday for us.

Karen said...

I want those socks too!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

If anyone laughs at your socks 'n crocs, just say -- "It's called FASHION, Karen, look it up!" just like the goofy memes do!

tpals said...

Huw Richards did a video recently on using nettles in the garden.I didn't watch it because I can't touch them. May you have better luck.

e said...

Nettle tea is supposed to be good...

Ed said...

Learn something new everyday. I didn't know one could get Lyme's disease a second time. I assumed you had immunity but a google check says otherwise. Fortunately where I live, Lyme's disease doesn't seem to be prevalent though I do know a few who "think" they've had it. I don't know of anyone who has been officially diagnosed personally but there are some in our state so it is here.

ellen abbott said...

any self respecting tick would never get near those socks. so I guess it's the rude ones you have to look out for. I can think of a lot of things I'd rather eat then nettles.