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Saturday, March 17, 2007

All Set!

I walked into town this morning. I should have photographed the journey à la Lottie, but forgot my camera, and by the time I'd remembered it was too late to come back.

So, I'm afraid you have to be happy with pictures of my booty! - Now I had a minor dilemma because I am doing really well on my Lent promise of not wasting money on things I don't need (and was consequently able to donate to comic relief last night, whilst crying onto my dinner!) But I do really want to sort out my vegetable plot, and a veggie plot without vegetables is pretty useless...... so when I spotted that Woolworths are doing buy one get one free on seeds, and half price on other garden bits, I couldn't resist.

So here we have 2 asparagus crowns, and seeds for runner beans, swede, leeks, butternut squash, courgette and carrot, and 8 Dahlia bulbs which I will plant in a patio pot.

Whilst out in the greenhouse I also snapped my seed progress:-

Left at the top are the rockets seeds which are showing nicely, on the right up there with the little grassy looking leaves, is spinach, which has only just begun to show in the last day or so, and the bottom is mixed lettuce. Not very exciting yet as they're only seed leaves, but I'm chuffed as the seeds were old, but it's great to see them doing their thing! - Just hope that the snow that they are forecasting tomorrow, which I must say judging by today's glorious sunshine does feel a tad unlikely, doesn't do them any damage!

Which Tarot Card are you

With thanks to Terri and Gilraen........ I quite like this one (although I have to admit to changing the deck of cards twice 'cos the others were proper ugly!!!!). Again in many aspects it is quite a good summary of me! - These quizzes are dead clever!

You are The Hierophant

Divine Wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching.

All things relating to education, patience, help from superiors.The Hierophant is often considered to be a Guardian Angel.

The Hierophant's purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess between her two pillars deals with realms beyond this Earth, the Hierophant (or High Priest) deals with worldly problems. He is well suited to do this because he strives to create harmony and peace in the midst of a crisis. The Hierophant's only problem is that he can be stubborn and hidebound. At his best, he is wise and soothing, at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Now you see when we all get used to a lovely bit of sunshine and all the shrubs start to bloom, and we get out the t-shirts, mow the lawn, the birds start getting frisky, and I've even seen a butterfly........... then this happens

Weather report for next week

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Book Meme

I have been tagged by Seahorse, and as ever looking for an excuse not to do tax vouchers, I am now upstairs and ready to tackle it!!

1. Where is the nearest book: Assuming you are not asking about accounting software user guides, or "New CIS Tax rules", then the nearest book is in the bookcase in my bedroom next door!

2. Name the book and author:The Wind in the Willows by Kennth Grahame (nearest because it's a biggish book and lies across the top of the others on the middle shelf!)

3. Turn to page 123

4. Go to the 5th sentence on the page and copy out the next three sentences: Toad listened eagerly, all ears, for a time; at last he could stand it no longer, He slipped out of the room quietly, paid his bill at the bar, and as soon as he got outside sauntered round quietly to the inn~yarn. "There can not be any harm," he said to him-self, "in my only just looking at it!"

5. Tag 3 more people: err anyone that wants to that hasn't already!!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

It doesn't get much better

Here we are only on the 13 March and I am sitting in my garden working on my laptop! - No photos to prove the point 'cos I'm on the very edge of my wireless limit! But I am! - Baseball cap on to shield my eyes. Spot at my feet drooling at the chickens. . . said chickens currently fighting over the dust bath!!. . . . . . . Another month and I'll be moaning about the heat!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

What a fab weekend!

The weather is awesome!!!! This is next door magnolia in almost all its glory!! - It will open more than this, but if there's a downpour or a windy night this may well be the best we see it! - I don't think the photo really conveys how totally luminous it is - It looks beautiful!

Bea laid me another egg this morning, well around 12 o clock actually!, so I think we may be on a roll!! Finally! (Must have been the threat of the oven for Sunday dinner that worked!! ) Yesterday's was beautiful! - I actually had it for breakfast this morning, poached on toast! - Has to be said that I don't believe I've ever tasted such a lovely egg, or maybe I'm a little biased! - I've found a lovely little "extra" to the joy of owning chickens. When I opened my back door last night to let Miss Spot out for her night time walk around her estate, I noticed the most beautiful smell in the air. . . hay. . . . straw. . . . . woodchips all with a slight chill in the air on a clear, clear night! - That was a bonus at 11:30pm and one I took to bed with me and gave me dreams of mountain tops, bubbling streams and meadows!

I have spent today cleaning my conservatory windows. The only downside to the wonderful sunshine is that you can see all the dirt (or rather you realise you can't see outside!!!!) All washed now with neat white vinegar and dried with kitchen roll - hardly a smear to be seen! (And after an hour or so the place did stop smelling like a chippy!)

Spot has been out in the garden all day today - and consequently is now......................................

fast asleep!!!! - She is getting much better with the chickens and will just sit and watch them for hours now without chasing them. She was really funny when Bea was getting ready to lay though - as there was rather a lot of very loud clucking going on (well wouldn't you make a noise??) She was obviously scared out of her wits and didn't know what to do - she ran inside, but was then worried she might miss something, so ran back out to be welcomed by another loud cluck, so she ran in. . . . . and so on! - It was funny!

My lettuce and rocket seeds have started to show too. The spinach hasn't yet, but it won't be far behind. No photos yet as they're not worth it, but maybe in a day or two.

Finally, yesterday I did my first ever Iris folding. . . .

I saw the pattern online and couldn't resist, he has a home to go to (you know who you are!) and I've decided to call him Mojo...... he's been missing for a while!!!! I didn't quite get the whole doing it on the back thing and consequently I feel he's facing the wrong way - but hey it's my first go and it's kinda fun!!!

Well that's us about wrapped up I think, hope you all have a good week, and let's hope this weather continues eh? Is everyone else getting the sun?

p.s. Seahorse - I did see that you tagged me, and I will do it, but the only reading material I have around me downstairs is a Practical Poultry magazine and a Country Smallholding magazine! Unfortunately, neither have 123 pages, so I will do it when I am (supposedly) working upstairs!