Monday, 31 August 2009

Siamese Twins???????????

 

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This I found very interesting and have not seen anything like it before. I prepare lettuce everyday at work. All just like this one, but then I found this one was different. The outer leaves formed one lettuce as you can see, but underneath those leaves

 

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It had two heads but only one stalk.

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Have you seen anything like this?

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What could have caused it?

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Could it have been the fertilizer or pesticides or just a fluke of nature? It certainly makes you wonder.

Well that's it.

 

Yesterday was my last day at work. The season has been very short. I have not earned as much as I was hoping to so we will just have to tighten our belts a little this winter. Ian still has a few more shifts then he will be finished too.

In a way I am a bit sad but also pleased that I will have more time for me and us. We will be able to make plans, go out when we want and just do as we please. No more working around a rota.

With us both working things have slipped a bit here so first thing is to get the house back up together again and looking tidy. Then after a bit of leisure time start again with the continuing renovation work. There is still a lot to do, so I think we will have to write out a priority list, getting the most essential work done first. Like a staircase up to the bedroom. At the moment we go out of the house, lock the door, go up the outside steps onto the roof and enter the bedroom  through the door that the lovely Geoff made for us.

This also means more time for my crafty pursuits and more blogging!!!!!!!!!

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Cheers everyone!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Fruity

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Not that long ago all the flowers were out, blooming away merrily. Now look what's happened.

We have pomegranates on the trees.

 

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Luscious figs. They are ripening fast and bursting open. No one seems to pick them and they just drop off and get squashed on the ground.

 

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The olives are coming along just fine. They have a long way to go yet though, harvesting doesn't start till around January.

 

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The grapes are getting there too. Yum yum.

It won't be long before I'm picking my walnuts.

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Wonder when it's time to pick them, how do you tell when they are ripe?

I know a man who will tell me, just got to find the time to go and see him.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Along Came A Spider.

along came a spider

I am no spider lover and it took a lot of nerve to take this close up of a spider I saw when taking Lucky for a walk.

It looks like it has only four legs but take a closer look and you can see its holding two legs together. It never moved when I took its photo. Its body is about half and inch round.

No wonder little Miss Muffet ran away, think I would too.

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