For the past two weeks I've been on a kick of eating low-fat cottage cheese with chives....Each morning I make up a little container and have it for lunch with a few chips and a piece of fruit. Each time I take out my kitchen shears to cut the chives (store-bought in winter), I fly back in time to my childhood when Mum and I would go to the back yard with her kitchen shears, and we would cut bunches of chives to use in cooking or salads. We would go down the cellar stairs, and out the back door where abundant chives grew next to the pile where we dumped the ashes from the coal furnace. (These memories are from what we've always called "the old house," where I lived from birth until age 15 - it was on the north side of the farm. "The new house," on the south side of our farm, became home when I was 15). As my memories took me down those stairs again, I also could catch a whiff of the jelly bag which always hung off the banister as the juice of Nana's concord grapes drained into a huge pot, that juice later to be used for the most heavenly jelly, a taste none of us has ever duplicated. Those memories are so precious to me. On the way across the cellar to the back door, we would pass the wringer washing machine where Mum would wash all our clothes, and also where, more than once, her arm got pulled through the wringer. She was one hardy woman. Just sharing my stream of consciousness with you, as it happened on Monday morning this week!
Last week as we continued Spring clean-up at LM's, we were thrilled to see our chive patch thriving.
PS....Debbie, LM loves your thoughts about the donkey barn in HIS back yard. I think 2 donkeys would be great. They are permitted in that area of town as it is zoned agricultural.....mini-horses live across the street and there are many geese, too. he also says, "dream on girl." LOL
Have a nice weekend everyone!