Under the cover of a light drizzle fading into a gorgeous day we spent Saturday tackling some ornamental planting and house keeping.
After weeks of growing all on its own with no assistance or harvest there was an abundance of unruly, intertwined, rhubarb waiting to be harvested. 2.75 pounds is no small amount, but if we were to bring it to the pantry alone it might look a little lonely on display, so I assumed guardianship and will make some delicious treats for our volunteers next week.
Meet Creeping Charlie. Creeping Charlie is like that sort of handsome, not-unfriendly guy you know that would be fine except for the fact that he attracts the worst kind of friends and you just don't want them following him to your house. That is to say, Creeping Charlie is not an unwelcome weed to us. It's not invasive. It's actually a little handsome. Unfortunately, Charlie creeps into neighbors lawns and the people who own buildings tend to use nasty chemicals to kick Charlie out. Creeping Charlie would be fine if it didn't attract the wrong element. "Tell your friends that the fridge is totally off limits."