We have had the best weather for over a week now .. blue skies, cloud puffs, mild temps. In fact, I think I can see the grass growing ..
Fishing was on the agenda last weekend in Pauanui a holiday destination on the east coast of NZ. I’m an avid fishing fan who can bait her own hook, cast out and on a good day, remove the fish from the hook, when I land them. That’s on the proviso of course, that the fish aren’t big or scary looking – I think you get my drift.
Sorry no pics of fish, when we started to catch them I was way too excited to haul out the camera. But we have enjoyed several meals of snapper – a big thanks to Grant for the fishing adventure.
Our chooks are also enjoying this fine weather. They can be seen outdoors in groups scratching and squabbling and doing chicken things. They are hilarious to watch and huge time wasters. They have laid for us right through winter, not every day mind you, but I haven’t been spotted in the supermarket either buying free-range eggs so that’s a bonus. They are still devoid of a man in their lives and to be honest, I don’t think they mind one bit. I think I’m the only female around here that misses a rooster and that early morning crow.
You may remember me mentioning my garlic and wiping a tear at the time. Well, my attempts to date to combat the rust haven’t worked. So yesterday I hauled out the big guns and for the first time ever I used sulphur. A good friend of mine (X hort teacher) suggested that I spray my rust covered garlic with sulphur ensuring me that I would be able to ‘knock’ this nasty on the head. Fingers and toes are crossed! I have bought more tissues just in case.
We are still munching on cauli, broccoli and the odd beetroot. I love gathering herbs from the garden which I can do all year and in thanks I’ll be splashing about some seaweed brew this week … or maybe worm tea instead!
One of my girlfriend’s latest additions
Time for more local beach shots …
Hubby leaves these anywhere – literally
Go on throw it. Before …
And on the way home a top coffee made by gorgeous Rosie