Pyjama Day today.

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It’s turning into a grey old day today. I’ve been inside for much of the time catching up on paperwork and eyeing off a pile of year 7 essays that have to be marked in the next few days. Deciding to take a little break, I walked out the back to check on the chook tractor chooks and the veggie beds.
This is one of the Australorps – Matilda. She’s more assertive than her sister and has a slightly redder comb. The Australorps are gorgeous looking hens. See this unsuccessful shot?

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Look at the sheen on those feathers!

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One Australorp egg, one Rhode Island Red.

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This is the shadiest bed. I’ve strategically put my lettuce plants at the back, hoping that this’ll protect them from bolting.
Yesterday I plucked a mignonette lettuce from here, brought it inside and wolfed the lot. (To be fair, it was a very small lettuce.) It was so damned tasty!!!

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Baby broccolini.

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Baby cabbage forming. I adore cabbage. This bed makes me very happy.

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This optimistic tomato will be pulled out sometime over the long weekend. The boys don’t know it yet but there’s going to be Work Done Around Here.

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And Shane’s marigolds are popping up for the third winter in the wicking bed. The gift that just keeps on giving!

Thermomix Recipes: 10 second Coconut Bread

Smoked cheese and onion tart. Though look out – it says to place all ingredients in the thermomix and blitz… don’t put the puff pastry in as well…

OR Pastitsio/Greek Lasagne

And just for a fresh kick, here’s some stir fried green beans.

Then to end with something sweet, here’s some Honey Nougat.

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2 Responses to Pyjama Day today.

  1. Urspo says:

    I have never seen a chicken’s plumage close up before – indeed there is a sheen.

  2. kmfinigan says:

    Looks like you might be in danger of a bit of white cabbage moth on those gorgeous cabbages! Ive got a heap of tried and tested methods for getting rid of them on my blog – check it out! http://bit.ly/1mxWvO7

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