Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ode to Boy

Boy has a laugh like a cool breeze on a hot summers day. It tickles my ears and whips my hair softly around my face. It smells delicious and lingers just long enough to enjoy but never stays too long that you don't miss it the minute it's gone.

His laugh is never boisterous or crude. Never tormenting or jeering.

Always, always, joyous and innocent.

Oh! His sweet innocence. How I cherish his grin, his milky white teeth and plump dimpled cheeks.

His banter, his whit, his language, his laugh.

Even his furrowed brow and pouting lips can be loved and adored when so quickly they burst into inexplicable, unexplainable, catchable laughter.

Laughter which carries the worries of a mother, and shoo shoo's them away like steam from a train. Billowing upwards and forwards into the sky. Over the hills and the mountains of life.

My ears,they are are greedy, to hear his delight. His sweet little giggle tumbling into a big bellied rumpus.

Boy has a laugh like a cool breeze on a hot summers day.





And a book


I wanted to share my latest cook book.

It's called Grow Cook Eat by Willi Galloway

" a food lovers guide to vegetable gardening. Including 50 recipes. Plus harvesting and storage tips. "

I am a big believer in self sufficiency. Part of my goals for the year include starting a vegetable garden. Problem is. I have NEVER tried to grow anything except a few herbs which always inevitably wilt and die.

I am particularly concerned with the quality of fruits and vegetables and eating seasonally.

So I've decided to push my boundaries a little and start a little patch at Phillips.

This book is a revelation. It has information on setting up my new patch, mulching, sowing, composting, planting, harvesting..everything from start to finish.

And then of course delicious yummy recipes to utilise my new yummy garden.

Perfect for my beginners greenish thumb.

If you have any gardening tips I'd love to glean them. I need all the help I can get!



Sandy M. said...

It's a beautiful ode! :)

Nettie's Blog said...

love the ode to makes me want to experience all those delicious things about him too..i am jealous...and i LOVE IT that you are going into growing your won veggies and fruits...lots of mulch to keep the moisture in the soil and good fertilizer ....will grow anything...