Day 123 comes and goes. I have two more poems accepted, pack parcels and make hash for tea. Things happen on the news and I am advised to try jackfruit by a friend. Those are the essentials of the day.
There were 12 Spanish poppies out this morning, which comes close to doubling the number of blooms for the year. I have stopped counting, despite my original intentions, because the flowers seem to last longer this year and I( am having to make sure I don’t double count. I will deadhead again tomorrow and see how many heads I remove.
I may try some tinned jackfruit. I’m not particularly bothered, but it will mean I can put a stop to conversations like the one I had tonight. It’s fashionable, and it’s on a lot of cookery programmes, but it doesn’t really fill a need for me. It’s a bit like samphire – I tried it several times and then forgot it. I don’t like the taste and I don’t see why it has to be imported when we have plenty growing on the coast. It’s full of nutrients and it’s good to have some variety in my diet, but deep down, I don’t like the taste. You can add asparagus to that list too. It’s OK, but if I’m honest, I eat it for variety rather than pleasure.
We started eating more avocadoes for the variety, but we like avocado. This makes up for the carbon footprint involved in importing it. Global warming, as far as I know, hasn’t helped us grow avocadoes in the UK.
Congratulations on the additional poetry acceptances, Quercus!
There is nothing quite like homegrown fruits and vegetables. 🙂
🙂 That is true – looking forward to some fresh food from the garden.
Yay to more poems accepted and so many poppies you’ve stopped counting. YOu’d be quite unhappy here right now, because the only thing my garden is giving me to eat (other than herbs) is a constant supply of asparagus. It’s on the menu every night.
If I was growing it myself I would come to love it. 🙂 I like variety, but I love the economy of growing it myself! 🙂
That’s exactly why I can stand to eat it every night – the fact that it grew in my yard never loses its appeal.
Your acceptance rate seems to be very acceptable
Yes, I can’t complain about that. And how many things have I ever said that about?
Only yesterday evening we were discussing the fact that most things that are beneficial to people, animals, or the planet don’t taste very appealingly
A nice juicy vegetarian might hit the spot but I’m not sure the world is ready for this yet. 🙂
In general, you are correct.