Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Chicken no.1 has been devouring Secret Seven and Famous Five books lately! So I'm thankful for things like birds nest sightings to give her a bit of fresh air again. Not that I can talk - our books for the school year (or two) have arrived, and I have had my nose stuck in children's books too!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
And oh, so many tomatoes to pick. Unfortunately they're not getting picked, as my back is playing up at the moment. So any locals, feel free to come and pick some!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Tonight Don is threatening a tomato rebellion. The (lovely) lady who watered our garden couldn't work out how to get in the veggie patch to pick tomatoes while we were away (if you could see the 'gate' you would understand that quite well), so this morning we got out of bed at the crack of dawn (ok, slight exaggeration) to pick tomatoes. Never seen so many in my life. We tossed about half of them (sealed in plastic bag) because of fruit fly, but we still have heaps left over. So we're cooking up plans to make roasted tomato sauce, but first we have to cut them all to see if there's any more fruit fly.... Don has made it through about one tenth of them (that's a generous estimate) and is getting a little sick of the sight of tomatoes....