It's been chaos over here. It's that time of year I guess...why do the general public appear utterly crazy at Christmas? :)
Usually I am running around like mad too - but Christmas has sort of flown under my radar this year, I've been swamped at work both day and night job - and life's been pretty busy. My sister is hosting Christmas so I'm not even stressed out about cooking a huge meal! I'm bringing salads hopefully mostly from the garden. The garden is being very prolific thanks to all the sunshine we are getting.
Miss Bok was very funny at her Christmas carols concert this year...the principal asked a rhetorical joke/question ('I wonder what this class are meant to be? They are wearing something on their heads but I cannot work out what they are meant to be or what they are meant to be singing') and Miss Bok got down from her position on stage (all her class were facing with backs towards the audience getting ready to start their song) to whisper the answer VERY LOUDLY in her principal's ear ('Reindeer and Rudolph' - of course). She later told me she didn't want her principal to be embarrassed as it was a pretty easy question. I don't think she quite gets rhetorical questions yet. She got a lot of laughs which she didn't understand either.
Her principal looks quite surprised don't you think?
So on the day before Christmas, we are chillaxing at home, oh and I have pics to show you of our 3 new hens! They are not bantams but are full size but only around 11 weeks old. They don't have names yet. I haven't even tried bonding with them. I'm still sore hearted from the loss of our last flock. We now have barnevelder, welsummer and light sussex pullets. I don't think our garden could handle more than 3 full sized hens so it'll be a tiny flock of 3. A far cry from our usual flock of 6 bantams. I'm still so sad about losing them.
Anyone know when to pick babaco? We have little fruit! Hooray!
I thought the little ones had been opening gifts early...until I found a certain bunny in the act of eating up the wrapping paper from the gifts!
This is what I want to do. This is part of the kitchen garden at Miss Bok's school - the chook shed is connected to the garden that the chooks are allowed to access through that little walkway bridge that Master Bok is standing on, the space beneath allows the chooks to move from run to shed! Love it!
Phoebe - thank you so much for the seeds we've been eating loads of gem squash!
Greyzini zucchini and lots of it
Is there anything cheerier than a garden dotted with sunflowers?
Peach wine tomatoes! Yum! Orangey goodness.
Tomatoes putting on a great show
Too much trombocino...
Lots of pumpkin appearing at last
Mr Bok had his xmas present early - a ride day at Phillip Island
This little spider freaks me out everytime I pass the airing cupboard. Except it's a sticker. Such are the practical jokes of 3 year olds.
Have a WONDERFUL Christmas everyone - and if you don't celebrate Christmas, enjoy the festive season anyway - or stay away from the crazy folk in the crowds!