6/22/2011

Rerun 8/08

I wrote quite a few lines before my blog got the benefit of actual readers and followers, so I thought I'd repost some things that you might find interesting.This is a post from August of 2008. Keep in mind that it's winter in our neck of the hemisphere.



It's still winter here and I'm so tired of rain. To keep from total boredom, I've been thinking about the garden  and trolling throught photos. Here are some thoughts on yet another rainy day...

If you got my email updates that preceeded the blog, you might remember that I fell in love with purple carrots. After some research by the googlemeister hubby, it seem that all carrots were originally purple. According to the fine folk at the carrot museum, http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/history.html , they are making a comeback all over the world! So, if you see some in the grocery store, try them!



I don't recall ever seeing a sink like this in the States. They make perfect sense for those small places. Mostly, I find them in public toilets, but also in houses with a tiny guest bathroom (ok, it's not actually a place to take a bath, as hubby points out, but it sounds so much better than 'toilet'). They can have a tap at each end and serve their purpose well.



I miss having a decent fried egg with sausage patties or links. Breakfast eggs are more like poached than anything else I can describe. When it comes to pizza, a decent substitute for Italian sausage is fried ground pork with Italian seasoning. I have looked up recipes and the main ingredients seem to be fennel and anise, but I can only find fennel. How sucky is that!

It seems that the dominant male duck for this year's pond rights is a polygamist. He has shown up with two females for a couple of months now. Since ducks mate for life, I'm guessing that the 'other' female has lost her companion somehow and this pair have allowed her to be a part of the family. Kinda nice to think about it that way, I think. If he is, indeed, this year's winner, I wonder if there will be two sets of ducklings.

All in all, in the last few months--since hunting season, anyway-- there haven't been nearly as many ducks as in the past. It makes for a quieter day, but the females are still bold enough to peck on the window when hungry. For some reason, that makes me giggle each time they do it.  Can't beat it for a cheap laugh!

WOW!! The sun is out!! I'll take advantage of the weather and look around the garden. I have lots of plans, muahaha.

9 comments:

Heather T. said...

I didn't know that carrots were purple...hmmm. I recall seeing bits of purple and green in them, here and there, but didn't know why.

You know, I've always had a secret inner desire to travel different areas - rest a bit there and travel on a little more. I think it's great that you had the opportunity to move to NZ...if any where, I'd love to be there for a bit.

Like how you put your sidebar archives header - 'stuff I forgot I wrote' {oh, how that sounds like me}

I enjoyed visiting today.

Scrappy Grams said...

since I wasn't in blogland in 2008, I hope you'll share some more. :)

merinz said...

Love your new header photo!

Paula said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Never heard of purple carrots but I'm game to try them if I ever find them here in our little south Texas town. I'll explore your interesting blog sometime when its not so late.

Rob-bear said...

Bear is the fifth to be "distracted by shiny objects." But then, there is an innate curiosity in Bears. Well, at least some of us.
Purple carrots? Who knew? Not this Bear.
And things in your neighbourhood do sound just ducky.
Thanks for visiting one of my blogs. Hope to see you again, there and here.

Scoop said...

I love (and have eaten) many varieties of vegetables from around the globe... so purple veggies are no stranger to me: onions, cabbage, radishes, asparagus, beets, potatoes... and then, of course, there are all the purple fruits... but I admit I have never tried purple carrots - is the taste different from orange carrots?

Marja said...

oh you'r already quite a while in blogging action as well. The post could have been written in the present. We've got quite a lot of rain. Never seen purple carrots before.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like that you are repeating some older posts; I always think I'll find time to go back and search out the beginning of your fascinating story, but of course I never seem to find time to do more than catch up on your more current posts. I'd be happy if you'd repeat some more once in a while.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha! If you hadn't said the objects in your photo were carrots, I would NEVER have guessed! Maybe there's a reason they evolved into being orange ...