Bird

Pasture walk

It’s a lovely day for a pasture walk (besides, the dogs are revved up).

We tried to sneak up on this… 

 no, not the dead tree, but a red tailed hawk that was perched at the end of the tallest branch. The hawk took flight and is the tiny brown thing on the right just above the tree line.

Here is why I couldn’t get closer for a better picture… 

 these two clodhoppers full sprint up the hill.  Puppies do love their pasture walks.

Asparagus

Last night, we did a few garden chores. It is already weeding time, and a top priority area that demanded my attention was the asparagus beds.

The benefit of working in these beds is that it usually results in some dinner…

harvest

harvest

Yes, the asparagus is starting to reach for the skies. Oh my word…there is little that can top some freshly picked asparagus. Lightly grilled served with some lamb chops (dinner last night) or steamed in a foil package to accompany some salmon (dinner the night before)…or just a simple pan sauté…OR even just raw in the field…it doesn’t matter because it is all so extremely good. So sweet and tender.

Aaaaaaaa……

It makes weeding not much of a big deal…(though truth be told, weeding doesn’t bother me).

The other fun thing about working in the asparagus beds is that sometimes you can find little treasures – last year, I unearthed a large toad…this year I found this…

a treasure!

a treasure!

Let’s zoom in…

Nest

Nest

Pretty.