Monday, May 12, 2008
Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while has come to realize that I am just crazy about eating kale. We do have our kale already planted in the garden, hoping for a early summer crop before it gets too hot. In addition, we have one small kale plant that we apparently didn't see to pick last November and was hardy enough to winter over, even during our long, cold, and snowy winter this year. (Ann Arbor just finished its snowiest winter on record, including setting a record for the most snow in March!). That one small plant is being "babied" along (meaning being careful about keeping our dog from stepping on it when she is in the garden with us as we are planting and weeding), as I have read that those are the plants that will quickly go to seed, thus giving us "free seed" for our fall planting - yea!
Well, surprise, surprise when the mail was delivered today, I received a large envelope that was squishy. There was no return address, but it was postmarked in Montpelier, VT. Although I have heard Montpelier is a great place to live, to my knowledge I don't know anyone who lives there. The envelope contained a T-shirt that said "Eat More Kale" and a few of the cute green stickers shown above. That's all, no note, etc!
It only took a few seconds to find the likely source of my new T-shirt. Check out the web site called Eatmorekale.com by Bo, the Eat More Kale Guy. What fun!! I do love people who also love kale, but maybe even more importantly, I love the fact that Bo has found an outlet for combining his thoughts and creative talents. He obviously loves what he does, and obviously many many other people love what he does, too!
I'm not sure who sent it to me, but I extend my heartfelt thanks. Hopefully I'll hear soon. Meanwhile, I'll have fun wearing my new T-shirt. It's sure to be a conversation starter! :-)
In celebration of spring, I'll end with this blessing by Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226):
Praised be my Lord for our Mother the Earth,
which sustains us and keeps us and brings forth diverse
And flowers of many colors -- and grass.
Yes, spring has sprung. We have finally cut our grass.
Diana Dyer, MS, RD