Thursday, May 28, 2009

Breakfast for Popeye

Firstly.... in goes the butter (he is the cook, not me) Then, Ooops, the 80 gm egg is on the floor, broken. Pity we no longer have a dog to clean up the spill.
First into the pan is the 93gm goog, a single yolker, the one at the top of the picture, then the 105gm which is the other 2 yolks.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Whoppers !!

We dont get much to brag about, here at the Neighbour Gnomes about the size of these 3 eggs Popeye has just collected from the chook house. The smallest one 80gms the next is 93gms but the biggest of all a massive 105gms !!
Cant put them in an egg carton, the lid wont close, so we will just have to have them for breakfast.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A couple of my favourite things....

..........A carpet of autumn leaves........

.........That have fallen from the weeping cherry tree as she prepares to go to sleep for the winter.

And one not so favourite thing, a big fat slug eating this Hokowase strawberry
that I have been waiting patiently to ripen. Somehow I don't think I like the idea of
sharing my meal with a slug.
The rain has woken all the nasty critters, slugs, snails and millipedes.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Deliciousness !!

This is the biggest surprise in the garden, I purchased this iris rhizome from the Meadows Easter market and it has rewarded me with this beautiful flower, most un-expected because the other irises have finished flowering months ago.
The lovely colour of the sage leaves, growing just outside my back door where I can harvest them in a "jiffy" when required to season a meal
Last but not least, celery, there is NOTHING more delicious than home grown celery. Its worth growing if only for the aroma when you pull off a stalk or two. Delicious eaten straight away or added to the soup etc. I have tied some of them up to encourage them to grow into the shape of commercially grown celery and the remainder left to harvest as needed.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pheasant flew the coop

At least he came to say goodbye before he disappeared forever.

One of the pheasants Popeye bred for the dinner table, or for sale

Lovely looking birds, but we cant find how they are escaping from their run. Several have escaped the completely netted in enclosure. We can
only hope the foxes dont get him for dinner. They perch high off the ground at night so maybe he will be safe for a while.
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