Sunday, November 7, 2010
Get Your Protein!
The Fall garden is overflowing with beautiful lettuce and greens right now and my girls are laying up a storm so I've been taking advantage and making myself some pretty great salads lately with yummy boiled eggs for protein. I pick every leaf myself and usually don't even wash it because there is nothing on it...no chemicals, no dirt...nothing. Well, to my surprise, today in my gorgeous salad I had an extra little something special to up the protein content even more...A TINY CATERPILLAR!!! I was at the bottom of the bowl, where stabbing no longer really works for lettuce and you have to start scooping. And there he was, like a thorn in my organic gardener side, rolled up tight looking like a peppercorn. I thought to myself...I didn't use peppercorn, what is this? And then he started to move! All I could think about was...have I already eaten his friends? his parents? Needless to say, I was DONE with my salad and tossed Mr. Peppercorn into the garbage. Organic gardening has its ups and downs. You just have to take the good with the bad and enjoy the adventure!