Monday, November 23, 2009


Sunday was spent reclaiming my garden. About time. It reclaimed a bit of my sanity too.
Hurrah! My garden is producing in colour co-ordinated style! 18 beets and 7.5kg of potatoes later and I finally have produce to trade with Dad for eggs. I now need to find a good beetroot pickle recipe. Spinach and parsely are also doing really well, but my citrus is leafless and flowerless (and needless to say fruitless). Lemon, Lime and Mandarin plants all looking like twigs. There are timy new shoots, plenty of sun and artful wind breaks but am I doing something wrong? Might have been the frost . . .
Apples, Plums and pears are all on their way, I will be Jamming in no time. fingers crossed!

Friday, November 20, 2009

chooks and eggs

Dad has six chickens. Six chickens produce six eggs every day. Lots of Omlettes, lots of Quiche. Lots of 'hand-me-down' eggs for me! Dad is so cute, he dates and weighs each egg, he has a spreadsheet and all. Not sure what sort of statistical departmet he is collecting data for . . .
The shells and whites are much thicker than a standard egg, so they are harder to crack and they poach really well. You might notice the jumbo egg - its always a double yolker, Im speculating that that chook is a twin. Although how do you find out which one . . .
I am still nervy about beaked and clawy things, as fluffy as they look they just don't seem friendly. So as it is my duty to collect the eggs daily over the summer I have to brave up, I think they can smell fear!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pataka Craft Fair Fun!

Woo - Hoo! We had such a good time at the craft fair. Thanks to Zoe for the photos, lots of badges, magnets and brooches. Keep your eyes peeled for some elephants sometime soon!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Small beginings . . .

ok, all shiney and new. And not much to say . . . but started, none the less!