April 2nd, 2009

Niobe

Calliope is 3 years old this month

She is the second-oldest rat we've ever had. Her back legs don't work too well, although they seem to have plateaued rather than continuing to deteriorate. She's tired most of the time.

She's sitting on my lap now. She had a spoonful of peanut butter earlier, which thoroughly wore her out, but she's woken up again now and seems to be looking for something. Ah. More peanut butter. Of course. She seems quite happy with a spoon to lick.
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Greens Review

Chard: Two thumbs up, will eat again. With enthusiasm! (And garlic.)

Orach: Described as being just like spinach but purple, this surprised me by being both more like spinach and more purple than I was expecting. It gives off a liquid which is really remarkably purple, rather as though a radioactive magenta pen had sprung a leak. Tastes okay, but nothing to write home about.

Escarole and Turnip Greens (cooked together): Bitter. I added vinegar, which helped some. Edible, but not good.

Arugula (eaten raw in salad): Peppery. I kind of liked it, sufficiently diluted with lettuce, but Andres has declared it anathema and Doesn't Want Any.

There are supposed to be dandelion greens in the next box. I will be leaving those in the swap box because we've tried them before and they're nasty.
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