Red Wing Blackbirds and Burdock Pie

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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!

Jolynn