Well, Fyr Bal Festival is over, the bonfires burned. We are now ready to head into the summer season.
I wanted to pass along a little tidbit that I learned a few years back about making pie. I decided to make a rhubarb pie and needed some rhubarb. I noticed there was a patch of rhubarb behind the motel and it was just the right size, not too small, not too large. I grabbed the bunch and went home to bake my pie. I took it out of the oven and it was a beautiful golden brown with a brown sugar crumble topping. My husband went to take a bite and made an awful face. He asked where I got the rhubarb because he thought it was rotten. I had just baked a beautiful burdock pie. So, this rhubarb season, if you think you have found a great patch of wild rhubarb, you might want to double check!
On another note, we have red wing blackbirds nesting in our trees. I believe we have at least 3 nests. Today I was out watering the flower gardens and the birds do not like it when I get near the nests, so they start to swoop at me. I did not see a nest in the garden where I was, but apparently I was too close. The bird actually dove at me and hit me in the head. I sprayed at it with my hose so it would leave me alone and it kept coming at me. I am sure it was very amusing for the guests dining in the restaurant and the folks driving by in their cars!
Always an adventure at Ephraim Shores! Until next time!