After a year and a half of living in the enormous house in Carson, we are back at our old house in Lynwood. It really feels good. One of the things I missed the most at the other place was having a backyard. Previous owners had converted every inch of the backyard space into additional rooms (except for the little patch where the electric meter was, and that was covered with concrete).
When we arrived back at the Lynwood house (or, as I call it, "home"), JG (he's 8 now) and BT (he's 5) returned to their previous habits of going into the yard to observe bugs. And we have a great spot back there where we get good sun and very little breeze. Perfect for warming yourself on a winter morning.
And right now there are huge amounts of mallows growing in the yard! There's some sow thistle as well, and on the side of the house there is wood sorrel and some of the best chickweed we've ever gotten. At this very moment I'm eating one of those fantastic free organic salads that I've been missing for so long.
More tomorrow about why I'm glad to be back here.