Harry (enter­ing the house): What is that hor­ri­ble smell?

Me: Smell? You mean dinner?

Harry: No, worse than that. It smells like Sarah was sprayed by a skunk again. Did she?

Me: No skunk. Now that you men­tion it though, there is a rank odor in here.

Harry (fol­low­ing his nose): UGH. It’s these things!

Me: By “these things” do you mean the hyacinths?

Harry: Is “hyacinth” the word for stinky flower?

Me: Aren’t they pretty? I forced them in these cute lit­tle hyacinth vases.

Harry: You forced them to do what? Smell bad?

Me: No, silly. Those are the bulbs you kept ask­ing me why I was keep­ing them in the refrig­er­a­tor. But now that you men­tion it, I have had a dull headache since they started bloom­ing. But aren’t they pretty?

Harry: Okay, but they stink. Can you put them some­where we can see them but can’t smell them?

Me: Good idea.

 

 

Robin

Garden and food writer Robin Ripley is co-author of Grocery Gardening. Her new book, Wisdom for Home Preservers, will be released later in 2014 from Taunton Press.

Bumblebee is about her life in rural Maryland, her garden, cooking, dogs and pet chickens. She also blogs about food and chickens at Eggs & Chickens. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Thank you for visiting.

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