April 9th, 2021



Today is sunny, breezy, and mild.

I fed the birds.  I've seen a flock of grackles, several house finches, and some sparrows.

I picked up sticks from the south part of the ritual meadow, filling one trolley, and I dumped those in the firepit.

The pear tree is in full bloom, along with probable pear volunteers.  The first cherries are starting to bloom.  Lilacs have flower buds.  The buds on the bluebells in the forest garden are turning blue already.

EDIT 4/9/21 -- I went back out and desticked the north part of the ritual meadow.

EDIT 4/9/21 -- I picked up sticks from the auxiliary meadow and the prairie garden paths.  Those areas are now ready to mow.

Today's Smoothie

Today we made a smoothie with:

1 cup Ceres passionfruit juice
1 cup Brown Cow vanilla yogurt
1 cup Great Value fruit salad mix (peaches, pineapple, kiwi, red grapes)
1 banana 
1/2 cup ice

I goofed and put the fruit salad in before the banana.  It still turned out well, though.  It's a light pink color, slightly thick, with a good fruity flavor.