Last Friday we took the boys for a nature walk in the evening. Our area received lots of rain last week and there was quite a bit of flooding.The creek was extremely high and current was much stronger than normal.
The ducks were able to find a quiet puddle.
Our nature highlight of the week was seeing a beaver in the wild! About 18 months ago, we observed a lot of beaver activity and saw what we believed was a beaver lodge. Then all the activity stopped. Finally, Friday night we actually saw a beaver for about 8 seconds.
With the wet weather there were some really huge slugs out.
The clouds at sunset were gorgeous!
Does anyone else enjoy summer more as a mom than you did as a kid? I love seeing our friends, going swimming, making sno-cones, campfires, fireflies, and summer cooking.
Our CSA pickup included some kohlrabi. To my knowledge I’d never eaten kohlrabi and didn’t know how to cook it. I sliced it up and ate a slice raw. It reminded me of a turnip but much milder. I decided to fry it along with some zucchini. I don’t fry things very often because I don’t like the smell it leaves in the house. My solution is to plug in the electric skillet on the back porch. So sliced kohlrabi and zucchini dipped in egg then whole wheat flour and skillet fried in a bit of canola oil, sprinkled with a little bit of Tony’s, served with iced tea, and it felt like being back in the south for dinner.
If you have any suggestions for cooking kohlrabi or getting pictures of hummingbirds I would love to hear them. Hope you are having a terrific summer!