Friday, 30 July 2010
Away from Home
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Nellie and Nora...or the Tale of a Lonely Chicken
Sorry for the delay in posting this week, but yesterday whizzed by in a flash of outdoor jobs and this morning, just as I sat down to write this our new pick-up truck was delivered by a lone guy, so I had to nip him to the services so he can hitchhike to his next vehicle pick up (what a life eh....hitching up and down motorways to deliver vehicles all over the country).
~ Still I'm here now and I can finally tell you the tale of the Lonely Chicken. She's in the picture at the top of the post in her usual place just outside the Bantams enclosure, where she sits for most of the day.Nora and Nellie
The move to the henhouse went fine, with them soon learning the routines of feeding times and bedtimes, and claiming their places on the roosting bars. They kept themselves to themselves and caused no fuss so they were quickly absorbed into the flock.
So Nellie is now on her own.
Monday, 26 July 2010
Archie next to the Kale bed this morning.
Now, it's back to the harvesting......more Kale...it's a good job we like it. I also have 11 pumpkins romping away in the pumpkin bed, well actually they have commandeered the walkways as well!!
My path is vanishing........
Back tomorrow with the tale of Nellie and Nora.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010
There are no words to write......
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Ooops...you're a Pumpkin!
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
While they were busy buzzing about the lavender as I harvested it early this morning I got to thinking that it's a busy time of year for those of us laying down supplies for Winter. The bees are gathering in their foodstuff just as we growers are gathering in ours.
Monday, 19 July 2010
Knowing your onions..........
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
Change of Plans.....
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Onions and Bread
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
A Change of Post... or the Many uses of an Aga...
See......I told you I had some CK.....haha! A photo from last year when we had just tiled the kitchen. Slightly more posed, I had more time then, now you just get slices of life as it happens!
I'm not an Aga expert, just an Aga convert. It was something I dreaded having to use before we moved in, but it all came so naturally. It is a good simple way of cooking your food, it brings out the more spontaneous cook in me and I love it. Something she ticks away doing all the time as well as all the above jobs is to warm our water. We have two huge water tanks full of piping hot water ready to use at all times. Agas don't always do this but ours has been adapted.
The only down side...the heat she throws off all the time.....in Winter so welcome, in Summer....phew!! (We can't turn her off she is oil fueled and to turn her off means a complete service everytime).
I hope you enjoyed your tour around my Aga, now I'm off to start the bread, (and put my trousers on). Have a lovely day.
Monday, 12 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Harvesting and Freezing
Friday, 9 July 2010
Piggy in the Sun