This past week has felt like winter again! The rain has been LOVELY and very welcome for my garden (especially the grass). I refuse to water plants much, especially those that are just for ‘pretty’. If they can’t survive, then they must go. It seems like they have all survived. My veggies are starting to grow nicely, but so are the weeds. Unfortunately I need the veggies to grow a bit bigger before I can start taking out many of the weeds. I’m also in the process of moving a lot of plants into containers because I’m trying to be very positive that we’re going to find our dream home soon and I will want to take as many as my plants with me as possible. My squash (gems, butternut, melons) have mostly sprouted in their egg-box germinating tray. Skye greets them every day ‘Hello plants’. I’m convinced that’s why they grow so nicely 🙂 Peas are doing well, Skye eats most of them straight off the plant and then throws the pod back into the veggie garden to decompose (clever child that!)
Along with all the rain, came puddles! I needed to go outside and Moo did not want to stay inside alone, so I dug out a pair of gumboots given to her which are several shoe sizes too big. They sort of fitted! She still refused to walk in the puddles, until I told her they were ‘special water boots’. Then she couldn’t get enough! Every day she has to wear her ‘special water boots’. Our garden flooded a bit because the ground is so hard after a very dry winter.
The other day she was just refusing to sleep, so eventually at 8pm(!!!) she and I were in he kitchen trying a new recipe for wheat and dairy free crumpets. Did not go down well. Yuk. But moo enjoyed cutting up some fruit for the crumpets and then mixing batter and buttering crumpets (but not eating them)
Cutting (yes, with a real knife)
Eating (or not!)
I just have to share this photo of moo showing off. I have no idea where she got the idea to wear them ON her head, I don’t even own sunglasses,must have seen her daddy do it!
Two very exciting things happened this week. Firstly, daddy came home with 2 bunnies for moo. We have named them Flopsy and Mopsy (for the un-educated, this is from Peter Rabbit). Initially they lived in our bathroom as we got them midweek, but they are now happily living with our chickens. I have made them a little hidey hole out of some discarded pipe my gardener found a while ago and our old kitty scratching post I made a few years ago.
This is Mopsy, she is really friendly.
Flopsy – Flopsy could be he or she, we will find out I’m sure. She’s still tiny and a bit floppy so she fit’s her name!
Mopsy exploring her new home
2nd excitement of the week was going on the Gautrain to see Nan in Sandton. My mum flew up for an expo, so Skye and I caught the train to meet her there. The train was fun, very fast and Skye chattered non-stop the entire way!
Daddy finished work a bit early, so he came to fetch us and we dropped Nan at the airport. Was lovely to see her again.
All in all it’s bee an eventful week. Skye loves her new bunnies, all the bunny poo is now OUT of my bathroom and she’s fast asleep.