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Everything is slowing down here now, still harvesting the beetroot, courgettes, cucumbers, loads of tomatoes, peppers and cauliflowers. Raspberries are dwindling off and all the aubergine plants have gone but we grew way too many this year! We have some butternut squashes drying and another lot to c...
If my memory serves me correctly (which it does not always) these plants do not originate from Jersey but from South Africa so need lots of sun in order to flower and poor soil with plenty of grit. We grew them in a pot in the conservatory and they smell lovely.
The trees behind us are full of bee-eaters, the telephone line cables are full of swallows, the storks are circling above the village, golden orioles are beginning to form groups in the lime trees, the hoopoes have disappeared as have the rollers and the jays are returning from the forest in excepti...
So we now have our two geese happily heading to their nightly abode in the barn after enjoying their evening meal at the barn entrance. We sit and have a chat with them for as long as they want then when they get bored with our conversation they go to bed, not sure we actually understand each other ...
I know it does not help your situation but we have two coops that our various chickens wander off to at night, it is a case of any one will do, apart from one hen, she settles on top of the gate post every night and stays there until lifted of and placed into a coop. I think she just does it for the...
Tomato Bread Ingredients 2 cups cherry tomatoes or quartered tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2¼ teaspoons instant yeast ¾ cup warm water 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt ¼ cup chopped mixed fresh herbs (rosemary, basil, ...
We have a plethora of tomatoes this year so have been in need of some ideas of what to do with them. The usual chutneys plus our favorite roast pepper and tomato chutney are already in the cupboard, tomato puree and various sauce mixes with added herbs etc. are in the freezer as are many tomato soup...
Forgot to say I have also cut the lids of these wonderful tubs up to use as guitar picks, they did not improve my playing though!!
Cracked it....... it would seem it is an Oak Eggar moth of the female persuasion, wonderful thing this internet if you ask it the right question!! Lovely moth, certainly has more hair on its head than I do
Today we built a secure pen in our barn for the geese to sleep in overnight, it is about time they left the comfort of our porch for their own abode. Have you ever tried to make a goose go where it does not want to?? I thought chickens were bad but these had us running up and down, left and right, r...
Started with five, rapidly went to ten. We have had a rolling average of @ 20 during the summer months consisting of broilers and young chicks brought in to increase our number of egg layers unfortunately we struck out again this year with most of the young chicks being cockerels, still they are gre...
What am I?? https://7-t.imgbox.com/mhOSdeqw.jpg https://0-t.imgbox.com/F9w61ZFw.jpg I found an image in the internet that was labelled "Ginger Moth", But it must have a proper name! Its furry head reminded me of one of the bats we get in Bulgaria. There are many of these around at present ...
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