^^ We have a fig tree between our houses and I ate some for breakfast over pumpkin + cottage cheese!
What Else Is In Our Yard You Ask?
Chinch bugs. Ever heard of them? I hadn’t either. Our yard looked like this this spring:
And now it looks like this:
It’s all brown and thatchy. We have been using a yard service for the past year to get our grass looking good, so it’s heartbreaking that it’s looking worse than ever. We had the yard guy out to take a look and he knew immediately what was wrong: chinch bugs. They crawl through the town looking for the best grass around (a compliment to how it was this spring!) and RUIN grass. They turn lush, green grass to thatch. We’re taking measure to get rid of them, but the grass might not be green again until next year.
Kale Salad With Gnocchi
But that’s ok because things are still green on the inside. Massaged kale salad with Trader Joe’s sweet potato gnocchi. I thought these were ok, but I probably wouldn’t buy them again. I didn’t care too much for the garlicky sauce. They were fun for Birch to eat though!
Plenty Peanut Noodles
I’ve ordered this mason jar salad from Plenty 3-4 weeks in a row! The sauce is 100% and Birch eats the noodles all chopped up too. We both had leftover salmon on top.
LOVING the Hello Bello diapers! I just ordered more. Thought you guys would want to know! These were my two favorite patterns.
Yogurt bowl with fruit, coconut and granola. And a Thrive smoothie! I saw these are at Target!
Leftover Lampo pizza + a big massaged kale salad. And grilled cheese (Thomas style – extra crispy with butter!) with fruit + veg sides.
Plenty Shrimp Stir Fry. Loved the sauce!
Current Favorite Snack
These Quaker chocolate rice cakes they sent me with PB on top! Family favorite.
And finally, I stumbled across this photo of Mazen at Birch’s current age. Look at that face!! Must put that outfit on B soon to compare.
Have a great weekend!!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
So jealous that you have a fig tree at home! Where I live, figs are so expensive…
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Sounds like chinch bugs are the haters of the insect kingdom. Internet trolls. In bug form. LOL
Hahahaha. And I’m not surprised they found us.
Vera Freire says
This year as never before, we have two fig trees in our back yard, producing a surplus of figs due to the absence of squirrels for reasons unknown to us. It seems that birds don’t really care much about them or for that fact any other insects commun in yards. The problem thought, is that we run-out or ideas on how to eat them or preserve them and other than eating them fresh, which are delicious in fact, we have given them away to friends and neighbors by the hundreds. Everyone is crazy about them, not everyone had ever have one, but I also wish I new how to, or where to sell them, since as someone mentioned in a comment, they are indeed very expensive at stores. I have enjoyed though giving them away and eating a bunch every day and all of us in our family as well.
We had chinch bugs last August! With aggressive lawn treatment and seeding , we had a beautiful lawn by end of October . It scared me for life into treating my lawn
Good to know!!
I have never heard of chinch bugs. I wonder if we even have them here in California. Thomas’s grilled cheese sounds like the best ever. Give me ALL the butter! Also, love that picture of Mazen, and you look so pretty.