Went straight to the back windows when I woke up this morning.
Pulled the blinds and saw the thieves again!
Mentang2 lah kau lawa, we all duduk diam2 aje dalam rumah perhati kan you all bersenang lenang makan the grapes.
Sambil cakap, “look how pretty they are. such amazing colours!”
Manalah si magpies and gagak2 liar tu tak tension jeles kan!
I saw one gagak the other day chewing and tearing on my dragonfly solar light, dan2 tu jugak I bukak pintu halau the gagak!
Kalau the parrots yang chewing on it, sure I diamkan aje….
I guess that’s the bonus of being beautiful kan, tak kisah lah orang ke animals….
Boleh buat orang tergoda walaupun perangai hmmmmmm, hehehehe….
And I managed to take some of photos of the beautiful thief (there’s 2 of them but the other parrot was closer to the door so hidden from my view).
But first of, let me show you the grapevines with bunches of the ripe grapes.
Dari jauh nampak lah sangat2 menggiurkan kan!
Mana lah parrots tu tak tergoda, macam dipanggil2 aje suruh datang makan, hahahha….
But then, when you go closer to it, you can see that most of the grapes are split and also pecked.
Not many yang cantik whole without any defect.
All of the bunches are like this! Splits and damaged from the birds.
From what I read, the splits on the grape berries could be due to mildew or heavy rain.
And now the beautiful face of the thief, hehehe
Cukup cantik dia berdiri atas the wood and the grapes terhidang depan mulut, heeeee
Pastu, dah puas makan, bersepah rata2 atas lantai.
Makan tak share, tapi I jugak yang kena sapu!
And then, mid morning after the birds are gone, I pun keluar petik all a lot of the grapes.
I got 3-4 bakul of grapes but after washing them and after sorting the good ones from the bad ones, cuma dapat secontainer kecik aje.
Yang lain tu semua dah kena pecked dengan the birds and have split. I tak berani nak makan yg dah split tu even though they were still very firm and nice looking.
I masukkan dalam the composter instead of buang macam tu aje. At least, dapat jadikan baja ye tak.
When I told The Other Half about it, he said, “I think we should just leave the rest of the grapes on the vines and let the parrots eat them”.
Since dah cakap macam tu, I can’t call them thieves anymore lah kan, have to start calling them tetamu kehormat, hahahaha.
I guess too many grape berries yang damaged so might as well just give the rest for the parrots .
We’ll just buy grapes at the shops if we really want to eat them, hehehe.
We’ll try again next Spring and Summer, making sure that there’s no mildew, enough water and sun and no parrots!
So, what did I do with that small amount of grapes?
I turned them into grape and walnut bread using this recipe.
Dapatlah jugak kan merasa the grapes walau sedikit.
Ada satu lagi jenis yang tak masak lagi on the vines. They are the green variety.
So far I tak nampak lagi the parrots eating them so memang belum masak lah tu, hehehehe…..