Wednesday, May 09, 2007

What I dug up

Wednesday, 9 May

Tonight it was time to put some tomatoes and geraniums and a new rosemary start in the ground--they weren't looking very perky any more in their plastic nursery boxes. I thought I'd try to do the right thing and went out back to dig a little mulch out of the compost bin. Now, like most of my gardening, my composting might be described as a homophone of my Half Fast friends in Oregon. The bin is a random blend of summer grass clippings, autumn leaves, deadheaded flowers, and Starbucks grounds for my garden. But down at the bottom, it's starting to make nice mulchy compost, so I stuck in my spading fork, turned over a couple of layers, and came up with a big surprise. Since this item was in close proximity to a peanut (also not a Northwest native), I can only assume that my cat's playmates, the squirrels, were busy after Halloween.

Now, this brings up an important question. No, two. If I harvest chocolate bars out of my backyard, does this qualify for the locavore experience (food grown close to home)? And what do you plant in order to harvest chocolate bars?

3 comments:

Coach Curly said...

ummm.. cocoa beans. I dare you to video tape OAD eating that chocolate bar...

Old as dirt said...

And the bugs that were living in it? Might cure my stomach ailments...or kill me!

Coach Curly said...

I'm sure you've eaten worse fella... don't you guys eat Hagus or something like that?