Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 29, 2021
by jenniferpuryear

Daisy and the Eternal Questions

 On a strangely warm morning in January, Pepper and Daisy and I puttered around the yard before the torrential rains came. The hairy bittercress had sent up its small, sturdy, white-flowering stalks in various locations.  The tiny blue blossoms of Birdeye speedwell had opened in the rock garden. “Look at the pretty weeds of January!” I said to the girls.  “Why are they called weeds, …

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