Thursday, July 12, 2007
"OH BOO" MOMENT 2007.8.7
this is a twofold "oh boo" moment. please be patient as i explain this seemingly unrelated tale.
okay, so we return from my mountain and all outdoor vegetation is in dire need of some tlc. i'm NOT the tee-ell-cee-er of the family, nancpop is. for those of you who have come to know and love him, please do not be disappointed in him at the outcome of this story.
first i discover some of our tomatoes have been housing tomato hornworms! OH, STINKING BOO!
two or three of these on a tomato plant can decimate the plant within a couple of days - they are voracious eaters and relentless in their pursuit of YOURS AND MY tomato plants.
it is a well-known gardener's secret that if you plant dill alongside your tomato plants, it will aid in keeping these pesky creatures away. well my dill is planted quite a distance from the 'maters.
pop hunted down every last hornworm and mashed them to smithereens - finding them is difficult because they blend in so well. while he's hunting and mashing, i'm picking fresh dill to scatter about the base of the tomato plants in an effort to hinder their relatives from coming around these parts.
when the battle was over, we sat down to have a cold one and visit. i reached over and grabbed a sprig of dill and put it in my mouth to just chew on - love it!
nancpop, in all seriousness, asks, "hmmmm, i wonder if i could put some of that dill in my next batch of bread?"
i replied, "well of course you can!"
with a straight face, he responds, "hmmmm, dill dough."