The Other Half is officially on his Xmas break starting today!
He’s got a 2 week xmas break because both his workplaces have a compulsory 2-week office shut down for Xmas-New year.
But we are just going to spend the 2 week break at home…
Tending the garden, joining in the hoo-ha of post-Xmas stocktake sale and getting on each other’s nerves, hehehehe
He said to me, “I can extend my leave to 3 weeks because I still have another week leave up my sleeves.”
I was like, “ . No! I think 2 weeks is enough…..”
Ye lah, kalau pergi bercuti 3 minggu takpe lah kan…. memang tak cukup but kalau duduk rumah aje for 3 weeks, mau lah end up driving each other crazy.
So, since dah mula cuti, pagi2 tadi we all pun masuk lah kebun sama2….
Our sunflowers dah tinggi melangit and dah start producing big seeds.
But this was we saw on 2 of the ‘ripe’ sunflowers…
Almost a third of the sunflower seeds have been eaten clean off the head!
It is such a strange sight kan!
I think I know what’s the culprit…
Sudah semestinya all the native Australian birds lah kan.
But yang heran nya, we all tak pernah nampak the birds makan during the day…..
So I said to The Other Half, “I think the birds come very early in the morning at sunrise to eat the seeds.”
He said, “that’s what I think too.”
Then I said, “I want to stay awake after subuh to wait for them so I can see which birds like the seeds.”
He looked at me and said, “Good luck! I’ll be back in bed having a sleep in! I’m on holiday!”
Sunrise sekarang pukul 5 pagi you! hahahahaha….
Sudah semestinya lah akan tidur balik, heeeeee….
And ini pulak gambar our snake beans/kacang panjang yang dah makin menjalar but only producing a few flowers aje so far.
Hari Rabu semalam, I membersihkan the vege patch.
I cut off a lot of the trailing tomatoes sambil mengutip buah tomatoes yang dah masak and masih boleh dimakan.
I haven’t got time to cook them into something else so for the time being, they are eaten raw in salads aje lah….
But I did use some in the tuna pasta mornay I made for dinner.
And ini muka budak yang bangun pagi terus aje pergi kutip buah blueberries untuk dimakan bersama her muesli.
Kutipan pagi dapatlah around 10-12 biji and then kutipan petang pulak dapat around the same so memang puaslah jugak makan blueberries.
Funny thing about blueberry picking that we found out is that ripe blueberries will just fall off into your hand with the slightest touch.
So when you want to pick them, you cannot pull them or tug at them hard even though they are so blue they are nearly black.
You just have to tug them very gently and if they fall off, it means they are ripe.
Baru rasa dia manis sgt2.