Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Evil, evil dandelionsDoes this picture strike fear in your heart? It does mine. I spent a goodly amount of the afternoon yesterday combatting the arrival of dandelions in our side yard. The front had some weed and feed applied last fall (I know, I know) so things are under control so far, but I don't want it overtaken by weeds so I'm keepin' my eye on you, dandelions!

Weed HoundIn our old house, we didn't use any herbicides in the yard and it showed. Not that you can't have a weed free lawn without them, but we spent no time on it, and the weeds took over. I don't want to be in that situation again, so I've become one with my weed hound -- damn, I love that thing.

My kids, of course, think it's great fun to blow dandelion seeds about the yard, so I'm determined to keep them from getting that far along. I have my work cut out for me.

Dandelion wineOh, I suppose if things get out of hand I can always start harvesting them for salads and sautees. And, I hear you can even make dandelion wine, although I think that's getting a wee bit carried away.

I can't even imagine what that tastes like. Anyone ever tried it?


Anonymous said...

Never had wine, but have had the coffee. Last a little like chocolate. not too bad.

Gina said...

I've heard that dandelion chai is delicious!

Recipe here:

Crunchy Chicken said...

Those both sound interesting although I suspect they would be bitter? Maybe a little sugar cuts it.