Sunday, October 28, 2012

Planting and projects

A new week begins, as usual, in a flurry of action. There are so many projects to be done! My husband got me some strawberry plants, so this morning, under the lovely warm sunshine, with the earth still damp from the weekend's good rain, was the perfect time to get into planting them. Shira and I rolled up our sleeves and went right down to business, while Tehilla hovered about interestedly.



As a bonus for our work, we discovered a tiny tortoise in the garden.


Presented in Shira's hand. She's so amazingly gentle with any small living thing - kittens, bugs, birds, babies - and can be comfortably trusted to handle newly hatched chicks. 

Now, when the rubber hits the road, the question is: do our chickens like to eat strawberry leaves? I'm keeping an eye out, to see if we need to fence in. The plants, of course. Nothing shall infringe upon the chickens' freedom around here. :-) 

Clothes were taken off the line not long ago. Some things are waiting to be organized in the home. A particularly juicy and cheesy lasagna was today's supper... and it tasted even better than it looked.



Doesn't it sound like the perfect day?

I hope yours was/is, at the very least, equally lovely! 

8 comments:

Rose said...

A tiny tortoise and lasagne --- :)

Gramemaw said...

Oh dear...was this a 'by eye measure' or is there a recipe? I do wish to taste! Lol.

Mrs. Anna T said...

It was a "whatever's in the fridge" lasagna *smile*

Anonymous said...

Anna, Do you mix meat and cheese? It looks like it in the photo. Just wondering. I like "whatever is in the fridge" lasagna. Especially with spinach or swiss chard, or other similar greens.
Mrs. L.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Mrs. L, the lasagna is veggie and cheese. The "meaty" color is really sauteed eggplant. :o)) We don't, of course, mix meat and milk products.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Mrs. L, the lasagna is veggie and cheese. The "meaty" color is really sauteed eggplant. :o)) We don't, of course, mix meat and milk products.

Rose Godfrey said...

When we throw a bunch of strawberries to the chickens, they do not seem to care for them at all. Strawberries on the vine, however, are another story. They love to peck holes in as many ripe berries as they can find. A simple net or some wire to protect the plants will do well to make sure you get to harvest the berries.

Mrs. Anna T said...

It's too late. Most of the strawberry plants are gone, and today I caught one *greedy* chicken with a tennis-ball-sized lump at her chest. She was making those uncomfortable "can't swallow" moves, which made me suspect she was the one who did away with all the poor wee plants. Well, at least she managed to pass it on later and was OK *sigh*.