Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Lambs, Trees and Weed Processors.

HELLOOOOOO!
It's been a while I know. I won't bore you with the reasons, which are the usual excuses I roll out when I have been tardy posting.
This is a picture heavy post today, but first I must welcome Jackie and Sarah W on Blog lovin and Jan Stewart on Google at the side.
Here are the lambs, just about to settle down by the river for a power-nap
 Then along comes Dixie and rather put them off settling down.
 All went calmly for a while until Bubba pushed his luck and got a swipe for his cheek!
 The blossom has been glorious this year hasn't it? I missed getting a picture of the damsons and plums, but here are a couple of our Stella Cherry trees ( gooseberries directly underneath and red currants in front) I can almost hear the jackdaws and crows licking their lips (beaks) at the thought of all those cherries.
Please admire the finished bit of wall to the rear. David has been working on this wall every spare minute.
 Here is a pic of the walnut catkins just forming. I am going to pick the walnuts early this year and try to beat the squirrels. I just hope they will ripen. I would love to hear what other people do re walnuts. If I leave them to fall from the tree there will be none to fall as Tufty will have stolen them all.

 This huge tree fell down in the field next to us last week. the owner has dragged it from the river bank with a tractor to ensure that the river isn't blocked. Everyone who has visited us has cast covetous eyes on the wood. Pity it isn't ours, but maybe Jimmy will offer us some.
 And finally here are my weed processors. They just LOVE weeds. I put all the weeds in a bucket when I am garden clearing. I throw them into the pigs and they turn them into torpedo shaped packets which go onto the compost heap.
All for now dear bloggy friends. Thanks for hanging around while I have been elsewhere.
Love Gillx

12 comments:

  1. My UK walnuts were usually pickled (during Goodwood Week), otherwise like yours they went to feed the squirrels. Over here the trees are everywhere, so no such problem.

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    1. I remember seeing pictures on your blog of bushels of walnuts (and chestnuts) . I wish!
      Once pickled I suppose they are just like ... a pickle I suppose and not a walnut.

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    2. Buy a small jar first (Opies?), just to see if they're to your taste. If not, it's not worth bothering. Personally I love them, nothing better with a good strong Cheddar.

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  2. You can pick the green and pickle them :-)

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    1. I think I might try a few pickled, but I really wanted walnuts to eat with cheese or to put in date and walnut cake.
      have you ever tried them?

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  3. I like the idea of torpedo shaped compost packets!!!

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    1. Perfect design eh? I think I might have a business opportunity here.

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  4. I was going to say pickle them but it's an aquired taste. Animals are looking healthy.

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    1. Have you tried them Kev?
      Thanks, yes they are doing well so far. Mind you, last year wasn't so good as we lost two lambs from four.

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  5. I was wondering what had become of you, not blown away in this wind I hope.You were lucky to capture Lambs V Cat confrontation.

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    1. It's been a while even for me! It is still blowy here and the rain is coming down in stair rods at the moment and I thought today (polling day) was suppose to be fine. Traditionally, a fine day was a good vote for Labour and bad weather for Tories. I doubt that is still true as everybody has transport nowadays.
      I AM quite pleased with the pics of Dixie.

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  6. Weeds for pigs! Brilliant!

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