Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Things from my garden


Calendula! My friend Pierre gave me these as seedlings. I am drying the petals to use in soapmaking.


Tomatoes! The oval one at front left is called Thai Pink Egg. Two thumbs up. I'll grow it again next year.

ANd this is not exactly from my garden....


Greek pizza. But the tomatoes and red onion on it ARE indeed from my garden.

And not quite my garden, but close enough...


It's not a bloody massacre. It's ducklings eating watermelon. THey LOVE it but they get very messy because they dive right in.


Nobody's bleeding.


It's all watermelon juice!




Mama and her youngster dig in.

The chickens like watermelon too!


Emma  and her ten chicks had a great time.



And after a long hard day of eating watermelon, it's time for a family nap...


Twitchy has started hanging out with Karène and the babies.


Zzzzzzz! Still sleeping in a warm pile every night.

And Tristan is doing great! He has healed up well from his surgery and he doesn't even need his t-shirt now, because he has been leaving his incision alone. He seems quite happy. :)

46 comments:

  1. Aww, those ducklings. Getting so big but oh so very sweet!
    Well done Tristan.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He has healed up incredibly well!

      Delete
  2. What a happy, contented lot! I'm so happy to hear Tristan is doing so well, too.
    I have to ask what flowers are used for in soap-making?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just used calendula petals to make the soap look pretty! :)

      Delete
  3. Yah! for Tristan. Cutest little ducks and chicks ever and that pizza..oh.my.goodness.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have pictures of two young granddaughters, soaked from hem to armpit in watermelon juice. Watermelon is universal nectar.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kids of every species just love it! :)

      Delete
  5. Typical messy teenage ducklings :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's about the size of it!!

      Delete
  6. The ducklings are getting so big already! Wow! Glad you clarified all the red because it does look like blood! So cute that Emma and her chicks enjoy the watermelon too :) That pizza looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. THey grow like weeds! I wish they'd stay little just a bit longer.

      Delete
  7. Putting at least thirty, probably even more comments into one: Lovely, Knatolee, and thank you for often making me smile.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so kind, Sean! Thank you!

      Delete
  8. Emma is quite an attractive lady, isn't she? What poise, what majestic tail! I am glad Tristan is doing well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She is, and she knows it!

      Delete
  9. You can almost here them giggling as they dig into that watermelon!
    YAY for Tristan!
    Jane x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The great watermelon massacre!

      Delete
  10. Love the calendula - my flower gardens aren't fantastic this year, but the veggies are doing pretty darn good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm having a really good tomato year all of a sudden!

      Delete
  11. It looks like a lot of fun is going on in that garden of yours :-)

    I am so glad that Tristan is healing up so well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Cherry! And my garden is a little out of control!

      Delete
  12. MMMMMM watermelon! We don't have any here. I'm coming to your house. hee hee

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We would share with you, Isobelle!

      Delete
  13. I'll take the pizza! It looks great. I don't think I'll eat water melon after this!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hee hee hee! Sorry about that.

      Delete
  14. Don't you want to just tuck inside that little warm pile of down for an afternoon snooze? So adorable. Great to hear about Tristan's speedy recovery, even for now. He is a great dog and companion.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love that old dork dog!

      Delete
  15. Now I want ducks! I have no idea what I would do with them but they sure are cute. Good for Tristan leaving the incision alone.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really adore my ducks. They never fail to make me smile. And their eggs are great!

      Delete
  16. I'm trying to imagine what makes a Greek Pizza, different to an Italian one; Feta cheese and Retsina topping perhaps? It does look good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Around here, they usually put feta, olives, onions, tomatoes and oregano on "Greek" pizza. Sometimes i put on red pepper and pine nuts (nothing Greek about pine nuts!) Mainly it's the feta and olives that I think qualify it as Greek!

      Delete
  17. Oh, your pictures make me want to live there! But then winter would arrive... Meantime.... ohhhhhhhh

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You could go to Spain in winter! :)

      Delete
  18. Wow, your tomato crop is off to a good start. Those watermelon pics are hilarious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are doing really well right now. Made salsa today.

      Delete
  19. Lovely photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Looking in garden catalog for Pizza Pie seeds! As always, love the photos of your life and household creatures. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wouldn't it be nice if pizza grew on trees? ahhhh!

      Delete
  21. LOVELY photos !
    My mom-person would very much like to have a Pizza now :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am enjoying your blogs. You are new to me but I identify easily, having been a rancher in the Interior of BC and then a farmer in the Peace River country. We are retired now and travelling a lot in our RV but some of our best memories with our sons on the farm were of the chickens and geese and ducks, oh and the so fun pigs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds like lots of fun! We lived out in BC for 2-1/2 years before coming back east. I bet your farm was great!

      Delete
  23. ps. our calendula out here is much more yellow...is it a different type?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have a few varieties, Karyn. Some are yellow, some are orange, some are orange and red... amazing mixes!

      Delete

Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!