Thursday, May 23, 2013

Little Grunts

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The days seem to be flying by.
We put the heating on and the sun came out.
We did some yard work and the grass needs cutting again.
I have a few lupin flowering and apparently they are very good for
soil. They nourish bad soil.
Apparently they have been talking about replacing grain with the
beans from this plant because its also very nourishing for people.
The plant also has some fragrance and looks quite beautiful
in the yard.
My crochet afghan seems to be growing slowly. I was not in the mood to do it
and do not sit much with it. but it is growing in size nevertheless.

Hope everyone is safe and enjoying their day.


Mama Zen said...

I've already had to replace grains with weird substitutes, and I don't recommend it!

A Lady's Life said...

Really ? Mama Zen?

Lupin flowers have seeds that look like beans.I don't know much about them except that they are popular in the meditteranean.
Beans are already being ground into flour to make flourless bread and it is quite popular with many people.
In fact I tried it myself grinding dry corn and an assortment of beans and the bread I made was quite tasty.
I found it to be an interesting experience to do this.I like trying new things just to see what it is.
So what weird substitutes do you use?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life .. lupins are from the pea family aren't they - so very good for many things.

We're looking at plants in a different way and were profligate with our early thoughts .. time for change .. cheers Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

The thing is Hilary , knowing things is good for you lol
With an open mind you can save your life and the lives of others many times over.Grinding oats, barley,and different beans and corn and nuts can make a difference in your life.
Like walnuts are a great thing to eat for cancer. They are so expensive in the store. My grandma had colon cancer and she saved herself by eating walnuts, garlic,onions and cabbage.She had her own old medical book she read every day.Today's doctors don't know many things that are written in old books.So I am not sure it is wise to throw them away, just cause they are old.

Lorna said...

I am going to Google LUPINS after I post this comment. Thank you for the insight. I hope you have a lovely day.

A Lady's Life said...

Lorna - I would have never known about lupins if I didn't look it up myself.I just look at them as nice flowers.
So many things we don't know out here that people in the old country know.Do we ever think to put some ground beans into our hamburger meat?Into spaghetti sauces? etc...
Now I have incentive to try.
I always put a handful of oats into soups. We are not porridge people but oats are good for you.So I get to feed my family things they ordinarily would refuse to eat, if I hide them in other foods they will I am bad!!! lol

Sandy Carlson said...

Time has a way of flying by.

A Lady's Life said...

sure does lol sandy

Akelamalu said...

Time certainly does fly. We've had two days of warm sunshine and now it's gone colder again. :(

A Lady's Life said...

Ours is fickle.Akelamalu
One minute hot, one minute sunny, one minute dull and cloudy and one minute drizzling.One minute cold.
Every day is like this.