Friday, May 23, 2008

Don't Eat the Daiseys!!!

Well, I think you can...but I'm not sure. I haven't tried them yet!
The other day we were workin' in the yard....we need a tree taken out...for the pool...and that means I have to help.

The man was in a tree and I had to be his spotter....video tape the fall and call 911!! Where's Roy?? Can you see him??

I'm in charge of Trixie and Ralph. If he saw this...rollin' in HIS violets....we'd all be in trouble!!!

The actual "lift that bale and tote that barge"....and tree cuttin' is left to Roy. And it has to be done in such a way that it doesn't fall on that old buildin' or any of the surroundin' fences...not an easy task.
So I just stand back and fetch whatever he may need....and I eat the violets...the actual flower.
...and the honeysuckle nectar
....and clover flowers.....he brought me 2 more 4 leaf ones just yesterday
....and the mints
....and the marigold petals
....and sage flower nectar is actually sweeter than honeysuckle!!
I have lots of herbs and edible grasses and flowers.

And right in the middle of my munchin' on honeysuckles, Roy yells at me to go get somethin'...."Hey!!"
I jumped like had my hand in the cookie jar....I had half a honeysuckle hangin' outta my mouth. "Stop eatin' the flowers and go get me a rope!"
He liked to had a cow when he saw me eatin' the HIS violets!!!
The one I regret puttin' in my mouth was lemon balm....it did something to my lips that lasted 3 days!!!
Like alum....More like pouty lips than puckered!
Not even the spearmint would take it out!!!
I wonder if the tags were switched at the nursery? That happens...one year I had banana peppers instead of bells!!

And DO NOT EAT FENNEL!!! Unless you like licorice!!
Gross, Gross, Nasty, Nasty!!!
Since that bad experience with the fennel and lemon balm or lemon mint or whatever it was....I just chew the flowers or grass and then spit it out.
With Vlad the Diet Barbarian around....I'll munch on the flowers!! There he is!!!!
And after we had to quit becuz of storms... This is all we got done. It's a slow process.
We worked Ralph so hard!!!
And I do not recommend eating Peonies either!!

8 comments:

Bird said...

I've never eaten a flower before.

We give the baby this mixture with a little fennel in it--it's supposed to soothe his tummy. He hates it, though, and spits it back out at us. Considering how much the stuff costs that pretty much makes me wanna die.

ZooKeeper said...

Poor Ralphy.

Tell Roy when he is done that I have about 3 trees that need tending too. They are all dead and I'm gonna need the firewood, lol.

Can't say I've eaten any flowers but I have drunk dandelion wine. I don't think I cared for it much.

Miss Thystle said...

OMG Look at that dog! I just want to scoop him up and give him a cuddle!

Cindy said...

We have a huge Pecan tree that we want cut down, but I won't let hubby do it because I know for sure there would be a 911 call made. He makes me nervous with a chainsaw!
Hmmmmm, I have never eaten any flowers either, though I know there are some that you can. I am jealous of all the herbs though...I can't get motivated to plant any.

And I would agree with Roy...you are neater than shit! LOL
Have a wonder holiday weekend, too bad you don't have that pool in yet!

Jeankfl said...

I love honeysuckle and all that stuff.. except fennel.. I don't even like to cook with it. So yuky.. supposed to make your tummy better, though. But, I hate licorice. I love the dog on the doghouse! I'd cuddle him up! I think you got a lot done! It is better to stretch it out! You can eat more flowers that way!lol
hugs,
Jean

Anonymous said...

That's a nice job there on that tree. Did the dog get that big from eating flowers?
I sell a ton of Fennell during the Fall deal here. You should try it sliced real thin with olive oil, a little red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. I'm talking about the bulb kind that is grown commercially. Its not bad like that.
Got any suggestions on alternate stress relievers? I've tried them all I think. Maybe you have an idea that will work. i thought about the sex angle, but deemed it impractical for the workplace!! PMPM

Vickie said...

I love candy coated fennel seeds. Then again I like licorice too. I have a friend who had mint in her yard. She said I could have some so I went over and was digging it up. I went in her house munching on a sprig and her kids could not believe I was eating grass. It was so funny.
Peace

MizAngie said...

Mmmmmm...honeysuckle! As a kid we would eat all kinds of wild stuff - thank goodness it was actually edible and not poisonous! Sour doc (a weed that, duh, tastes sour), pepper weed (a weed that tastes like, duh, black pepper), maypops (a thing on a vine that looks like an egg - tastes real sweet but the inside has the consistency of ejaculate - what was I thinking? - of course I didn't know that at the time!!!!), honeysuckle, rose petals, mint, on and on. Yummy. Did y'all play like you were stranded on an island and had to survive on wild stuff? We obviously did. Ha!!! That dog is PRECIOUS!!!