Monday, August 31, 2009
Well my second actually, you see the two Isa Brown chooks have taken to flying out of their provided accommodation and destroying the garden (I'm sure these girls don't understand the meaning of a shortened life span) along with the very first edible asparagus spear.
Not much you can do with one asparagus spear so I just chopped it up and added it to my scrambled eggs.
Very yummy too thank-you very much.
In the meantime the purple asparagus I ordered from Diggers club arrived.
I'm up to my eyeballs in assignments and study atm but I hope to sneak out a bit later this arvo and plant them out.
Maggie Beer from Gardening Australia magazine claims the purple asparagus sends out less spears but they are fatter.
I guess I'll have to wait 12 months and let you know.
FWIW, I wrote this with one hand while waiting on the phone to the Australian Tax Office.
And I'm still waiting.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I'm slowly getting more mobile day by day though having a good sneeze is still out of the question.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I've just become intrigued by this character from a story in the AUG/SEPT Australian POULTRY Magazine.
Can anyone help with my education about him?
Chanticleer comes from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. More specifically, he comes from the Nun's Priest Tale, a story within Canterbury Tales. The Chanticleer is a proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard.
For the best description of Chanticleer, we turn to Chaucer's words. "For crowing there was not his equal in all the land. His voice was merrier than the merry organ that plays in church, and his crowing from his resting place was more trustworthy than a clock. His comb was redder than fine coral and turreted like a castle wall, his bill was black and shone like a jet, and his legs and toes were like azure. His nails were whiter than the lily and his feathers were like burnished gold." With all of his splendor and great looks, Chanticleer is also greatly feared and mightily respected by all.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
- Started preparing shaded veggie beds for spring plantings
- The strawberries are starting to move - cleaned up any dead or dying leaves - gave them a feed - re potted one in to a larger pot.
- Fertilized, watered and mulched the blueberry.
- No rain here for nearly 8 weeks so there has been plenty of watering going on
- Purple podded peas are doing very nicely, heaps of flowers and setting plenty of purple pods.
- Transplanted red iceberg seedlings into the garden
- Picked a mini cauliflower as well as a violet Sicilian
- 7 eggs from the girls, happy about that. Let the bartering begin.
- Gained extra ground at the community gardens but am struggling to find time to get down there and do what is needed.
OK. Back to the books
Bye for now