Tuesday Chatter 21

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Today is Weed Appreciation Day! I receive a variety of email, probably because my hubby and I are on the internet 24/7, and this email popped into my inbox a couple of weeks ago. I was ready to delete it or spam it but the content caught my eye. It offers a different tidbit of silly stuff each day, which I find amusing.

I decided to do some research on the weed day topic and found a website dedicated to Weed Appreciation Day. The weeds being discussed are not Marijuana, just in case you were thinking in that direction. While I am not going to dedicate my post to weeds, I found this information useful.

  • Dandelions are weeds, and they probably came to the United States with the pilgrims on the Mayflower.
  • Dandelions have huge amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C. You can also make wine out of them by boiling the blossoms and combining the leftover water with sugar and yeast.

credit: http://www.ibtimes.com/weed-appreciation-day-2016-10-interesting-facts-about-plants-arent-marijuana-2343462

Hey, I’m all for making wine – how exciting! I could name it Dandewine! What do you think?

I’ll check with Jackie at acookingpotandtwistedtales and Lynne at lynzrealcooking and see if they want to offer their expertise on wine making. Maybe we can make it a joint effort! Ha! 😃😎 So, let’s move along and don’t forget to hug a weed today.

 

It is truly a beautiful day, with chirping birds, lots of sunshine and signs of spring everywhere you look. I am being beckoned by the tree that graces our back porch to enjoy my coffee outside. You know, I really like the idea of making wine from dandelions! I could be sipping my Dandewine while enjoying mother nature as she showcases her Easter colors.

While I am thinking of wine, that brings me to my featured bloggers. I just connected with this wonderful blog about wine 6 days ago. What a great find! Please visit because if you enjoy wine, this site is for you. http://rminto.com/ Poor Robert’s (Wine) Almanac – Fun Stuff and Facts about Wine. I love this blog because it offers oodles of information about wine, wine regions, wine terminology and more.

My next featured blogger is a very special lady, with an incredible talent for putting her words to good use. donnaluisawordslayer

She combines artfully crafted pieces that will tug at your heart strings; and skillfully written works that will give your mind something to seriously think about. Donna-Luis and I are connected via LinkedIn and beBee, and I am delighted to be one of her connections.

My poem today is a seedy ode?

A weed can be a good friend,

Indeed!

Perhaps add a little wackiness195618-Some-See-A-Weed-I-See-A-Wish

to your day?

Perhaps add a little happiness

to your happy hour

Perhaps add a little color

to your lawn

Perhaps add a little more work

to your gardening

Perhaps they are obnoxious

as described by Merriam-Webster

Perhaps you don’t who they are

Here’s a slew

just to name a few

C’mon yarrow, crabgrass, and cocklebur

C’mon prickly lettuce and carpetweed

Seedy weeds indeed!

Perhaps they have a special day

but if I have my say

it won’t be long

til they’re gone

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

So long for now and enjoy your week!

Cheers! 

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26 replies

  1. Thanks for the feature and mention. I am glad you enjoy my ramblings.

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  2. Will think twice before using a weedkiller again:)
    A weed
    Is a friend
    Indeed!

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  3. Thank you for sharing my posts. I appreciate you very much and how you promote other bloggers…

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  4. Love this post and wow dandewine? That sure sounds interesting! I will pop over to visit these blogs! X

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  5. Just have to share how great it is to be on beBee.com The site is very inviting and easy to use. The posts which are in Spanish makes it easier to practice and its a cultural explosion with both English and Spanish on the same site!

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  6. A weed is a flower – growing in the wrong place 😊

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  7. I remember the “pick a dandelion, wet the bed” tradition too. I read somewhere or other that dandelion tea is a diuretic (makes you pee). And its French name is “pissenlit” – pee in bed. Whatever. They’re very pretty.

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  8. Well they’re safe around here: whenever my garden-shy husband does get the urge to do a bit of border tending he ‘tends’ to pull out the plants and leave the weeds – despite having a green-fingered father he still fails to see the difference!

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  9. Never heard of leBee. I will be checking it out. Thanks.

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  10. Ha,ha! I am rolling in laughter. I hope we don’t unwittingly create some interesting brand of wine. I like the name and I am going to look into Dandewine and tag you. I will explore this on my Thursday trivia in my cooking pot 😉 You’ve been a real busy bee and I love happy hours.

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  11. I like dandelions. The flowers are pretty and no trouble to grow or take care of. 🙂 Never ate any or had any of the wine. When dandelions go to seed if you blow on it making a wish as the fluff scatters your wish is sent on its way to coming true. I believed it when I was a little girl and see no reason to stop believing now.

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  12. I believed that also, and I agree about seeing no reason to stop believing it now.

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