Monday, March 14, 2011


In very eggciting news, Sophie the wyandotte bantam laid her very first egg today!

She has been very vocal of late, squawking and telling everyone off.  I found her nestled in the passionfruit and silverbeet pot (they get their own pots of silverbeet to keep them away from mine!) this afternoon, sitting quite happily on the egg she has laid!  Can you see her in here...?

Tiny egg!

In eggy news of a different kind, our eggpplant continues to give us lots of fruit.  It's lovely to get some produce even when most of the vegies have been pulled up to make room for new seeds.
Am going to make a curry using some of these...

Seeds growing!  Into lots of different things...poor old brassicas are covered in cabbage moth butterfly eggs already despite the netting  :(
Purple sprouting broccoli sprouting on my window sill!
Eating the Spaghetti squash...
You can see the strands of 'spahetti' here:

I wish I'd taken a picture of it cooked, but it all got eaten so quickly!!  Next time I will, I promise.
Have a lovely week everyone!


  1. Congratulations Sophie! Egg well laid!!!! And you have gone and done it again with the foodie pics, Mrs Bok....looking very DELISH!

  2. Aww, nice work Sophie. Lovely looking curry too.

    Kind Regards

  3. Ooh that must have been very exciting. I can't wait til we get our first egg. What a good idea giving them their own silverbeet - spoilt like mine too!

  4. Envy your eggy and eggplants;-). Our eggplants this year did not produce that much as last summer. Came back with lots of weeding to do, sowing and making new divisions from plants that are screaming for more space:).

  5. Congrats to Sophie! - I love her choice for a nesting box :) Your eggplant and spaghetti squash look delicious!

  6. What a clever girl. Good luck with them being satisfied with their own veges though. If they're anything like ours they will want to graze where ever they can.

  7. Oooh how exciting indeed! And hehe I can see her shyly poking her head out! :P

  8. Thank you! She's laid one a day since!! The others though...slack!

  9. Love the eggplant - colour in the garden makes it more inviting to wonder around in. What sort of eggplant - I think I want one for my garden next year.

  10. What a place to lay her first egg. It took me three years to successfully grow aubergines/eggplants. I don't know what I was doing wrong the first two years, I didn't change anything and got fruit on the third attempt.

  11. I over looked the egg 2 or 3 times, but spotted it! Interesting place to lay an egg huh. I haven't had much luck with cabbage either, those pesky little white butterflies.

  12. Woo hoo, Sophie! I can't believe you didn't gobble up some of that greenery around you to replenish your reserves after laying that pretty little egg! :-)

  13. First egg! That's so exciting - I remember when two of our chooks laid their first ones too - teeny tiny quails' egg sized ones. And wasn't she a good girl to tread carefully around all your silverbeet.. :)


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