that's the mist rising off of Strachans Brook at 5am this morning - isn't it pretty?
yep - we are normally up pretty early but being woken at 4:45 because a cat caught a shrew and now two cats are trying to catch it in the bathroom - NOT fun! 4:45am is not a good time to be up! one more hour and a half would have been good - that's our normal time - but 4:45am sucks pretty bad!
it's a beautiful and lazy saturday here at the Manor - jambaloney is down for a nap and i hope to be joining him very soon! we went in to our "big" city on thursday for a variety of appointments and when i say that we hate the "big" city - i really mean HATE. by the way, our "big" city on the island has a population of about 36,000.
for your viewing pleasure, i present four Irish Cobbler potatoes growing in their tires - wooohooo for us!
in other news, jambaloney has been working on our trench this past few days - i love watching him swing the pickax and shovel wearing nothing more than his bug-net suit and rubber boots - teeheehee!
what have i been up to, you ask? well...ya know....the usual....walking around and taking pics of pretty things and such.
in addition to planting out moonflowers, scarlet runner beans and morning glories all around this piece of farm equipment in our yard. morning glories show their blooms in the morning and moonflowers only show their blooms after sunset....oh yes, i will take many pictures to share with you!
oh is there anything on the planet more gorgeous than apple blossoms?
here is some beautiful vetch - we have it growing all over the yard.
here is a big giant patch of wild raspberries growing on our land. our town is called Framboise because framboise is French for raspberry. we will pick, eat, freeze and can a bunch of these babies over the summer. we love raspberries!
here is the future site of my friend Helga's hugel kultur. we plan to have it overturned and ready for when she finally moves to our island.
here's the junkyard. just so that you don't think we got upgraded to hill-billy or something. nope, we are still staying true to white-trash!
and here is some delicious salad that we had for lunch. we love eating lots of fresh food!
don't forget about my friend Phelan's blogathon....you can read more about it here and here.