Just Call Me The Happy Gardener

I recently read that lizards enjoy dining on dandelion leaves. Sah-weet. We live in the middle of a 4 acre field. That field is surrounded by farmland on all sides. We had the yard looking nice and weed-free for 3.2 days right after seeding it down but the odds were strongly against us. We've stopped making an effort. I do eradicate them from my gardens because it makes me feel ever so slightly in control. This is ironic because if they could be anywhere a flower garden would be slightly suitable. Dandelions are such a pretty yellow color.

So we have taken to selectively gathering a leaf here and there every morning for Fiji. We also toss in a sprig of parsley from the herb bed because apparently lizards like a little variety in their greens as well.

This morning Josh came downstairs and asked "Did you give Fiji any weed yesterday?"

Um, no. All the while thinking that something about that sentence didn't sound quite right.

"Okay. I'll go get him some fresh weed."

And now, apparently, our dirty little secret is out. I've been talking about our gardens all spring and how much I enjoy working in them.

Who wouldn't, with all the weed we're growing?

15 comments:

Colleen said...

oh Karen! you kill me!!! :)

Sandy C. said...

ROFL! I can't get the image out of my head of Fiji smoking ;)

Andrea said...

LMAO!! That weed could come in handy on stressful days!! LOL!!

The Sports Mama said...

Between the weed and the "knewd"-ity going on there on your patch of acreage....

The Burgh is sounding more and more like a pretty interesting place to visit....

Although it also sounds like it might be a better idea to leave the kids at home. :)

Cecily R said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!! I love your house!

Incidentally, I have a friend who actually GREW weed in his room when he was a teenager. When he came back from a trip once, his mom very happily told him that she made sure his plant had stayed watered while he was gone. She never did figure it out...

Madame Queen said...

Let's hope he's not telling all of his teachers about the weed his mom is growing!

Caution said...

That would be just enough to get our local protective services to notice you!

Flea said...

All the more reason for me to take the first plane out. :) Yeah.

Leanne said...

I"m laughing! AND I'm stealing the idea now that I'm heading out to my own back forty to de-weed....

Kellan said...

HA!! You are a hoot!

Havev a good weekend - see you - Kellan

Spammon said...

I can't wait until the principal corners you about giving weed to your children and animals.

On a side note, now may be the time to let the kids know how to weed the garden as it may turn into fun for them while getting food for Fiji.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

That explains the brown thumb. If you do all your gardening when you're high, of course you're going to kill a few plants. ;-)

Flea said...

Like your new header!

I don't think the dandelion leaves in the brownies will be as good as you think they are.

Debbie Yost said...

Too funny! I'm going to have to keep a close eye on Diva. She loves weed.

caramama said...

Fiji must be one laid back lizard! Too funny!

I also love the new header.