søndag, juli 29, 2012
Random Sunday ramblings
After enormous amounts of water yesterday (is there really a never ending supply of it up there...?) the day today is, I am happy to report, much lighter and brighter. So once again I dare to venture outdoors to see how my garden and critters are faring.
And after a quick inspection it does indeed seem that they are dealing with the weather better than yours truly does... My veggies are growing, as are my cut flowers, and there is a pleasing variety of both to be cut and collected/consumed whenever the need arises.
As for my "Easter chicken" (which arrived newly hatched a few days before Easter, hence the name), they too are thriving, and I have finally been able to collect the first freshly laid (but ever so small) eggs. Which makes for a pleasant change, as I have not had "home grown" eggs for months.
But of course about half of the chicken turned out to be roosters (it is quite impossible to tell them apart until they are a fair size), but that is another matter that needs to be dealt with... (anyone for a handsome rooster or two...?)
My perennial garden has reached its prime, and is actually already well past it, leaving it for the roses and annuals (in the cutting garden) to bring the desired colour into the garden. Even though most of my roses are not repeat flowering ones, they do bloom for the longest time, like these two (Maiden´s Blush and Raubritter).