Thursday, April 24, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
but it does keep me off the streets.
In other news, after seeing poor Mrs Nefley pom pom head run straight into the nashi tree trunk while attempting to escape from being chased by a duck, it became apparent that she couldn't see. Pom pom too big- as you can see from the picture below.
So I gave her a Mohawk. She can SEE! And I think she is very happy now. The funny and adorable thing about silkies is that under those silly pom poms they have the most beautiful, large glossy dark brown eyes. You would just never know it.........
Sunday, April 6, 2008
- 7 small (1 kg) green cucumbers sliced
- 2 tablespoons coarse cooking salt
Garlic Mustard Vinegar:
- 3/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 and a 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon white mustard seeds (I used black)
- 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- (also, I added some dill seeds)
Combine cucumbers and salt in large bowl, cover, stand 24 hours.
Rinse cucumbers under cold water; drain. Pack slices into large sterilised jar, cover completely with garlic mustard vinegar, seal. (I keep the jar in the fridge - and waited a week before tasting)
Garlic Mustard Vinegar: Combine vinegars, water, sugar, seeds and garlic in saucepan. Stir over heat. without boiling until sugar is dissolved. cool.
Recipe adapted from "The Book of Preserves", put out by the Australian Woman's Weekly.
And here is the duck herder again - resplendent in hi vis, perusing the level of contamination folks are putting into their green waste collection.
"preen" its a lovelly day when you can make 20 tonnes of compost before lunch!
Did I mention I loved my job?
In other news, here is a little shot of one of the three remaining adolescent children of Nefley - how cute! I am keeping all three of them!
And here is a blurry shot of Camilla - the new secret chicken. She has just started laying - lovely little white pullet eggs. Why is she secret? Well, unlike all the other hand raised animals in the back yard, who trip you up while you are walking because they are so bold and tame, Camilla runs and hides whenever she sees a human. She is slowly becoming more confident , but she is a secret chook because no one ever sees her!