There have been strange things happening around here.
I live in an apartment with a door to a small outside but covered courtyard. An outside entrance, I’m sure, so they can say it is a townhome and charge me more rent. But anyway. . .
I keep finding grass all over my doormat.
Took me a few days to look up and find a barn swallow nest above my door.
Now what do I do? It’s a bit ewwwee — not sanitary at all. If I call the landlord they will remove the nest and I will feel bad. Like I’ve ruined this middle-class bird couple’s chance for a new home, in a nice neighborhood, with dry, protected surroundings. hmmm.
On another bird note (see what I did right there? 🙂
On another bird note, my hummingbirds are back. I was slow to get my feeder up. To my delight, there were many flying around my deck looking for the feeder. They came back. How cool is that? Enjoy your day,
It’s September. In my four-season location in mid-Merica, it is time to harvest my deck basil crop.
“Crop” may be misleading, but my one plant yielded 4 cups.
I used the pesto recipe I found on the New York Times website. I probably added a bit more pine nuts than the recipe asked for which gave it a bitter after taste. This is not noticeable when used as a sandwich spread.
It really feels good to finally harvest. There have been many years, where I water a couple of times a week for three months and NEVER use the herbs I grow.
I made homemade focaccia to use my thyme and this pesto for sandwiches.