This is a gate, and when you live in the country with animals you must ‘shut’ gates, especially those that lead into a prized vege garden.
I think my sheep must have thought they had died and gone to heaven when they spotted the gate to my beautiful vege patch wide open.
Of course when I saw them casually nibbling long grass in the gateway, my heart started to pound.
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly I can run up a hill, frantically waving my arms – I don’t recall yelling at the time, but I bet I did.
The sheep aren’t silly and without fuss trotted off up the hill with not a care in the world, no doubt dreaming of brassicas enroute.
Banging the gate shut and cursing under my breath I peered over the gateway.
Sorrel gone, directly up the hill behind the sorrel are my broccoli, cabbage and kale … hmm, six of those munched.
I could have cried.
Well, it could have been worse I have decided, if they had got to the other brassica bed, I think I would have thrown in the towel.
Oh, incidentally, I didn’t talk to hubby much that night.
Most mornings Andrew (the person who left the gate open) and the pooch head to the beach for a morning walk.
Nice way to start the day.
I will never ever tire of taking shots of Muriwai beach ..
Those wonderful Egyptian walking onions from the allium family have sprouted already.
Fantastic … I’m so impressed. How good does the soil look?
Quinces ….. lucky me, these wonderful fruit were donated by a good friend.
So what did I do with them? Into the slow cooker for 4 hours on high, then 6 hours on low.
With 7 cups of water and about 4.5 cups sugar.
I just love the way they change colour … so dramatic!
Another toadstool ..
Time for a sheep pedicure!
That’s it for me – happy gardening!