Thursday, 7 February 2008

time is a healer


Leo yesterday:
Carrot and apple puree is evil, EVIL I TELL YOU, how dare you try to poison me with that dreadful concoction?
Leo today: Oh, yummy! Carrot and apple puree! Is there more?

I have a new cockerel. He is a barnvelder. Dennis the speckled sussex is going to a friend of mine who will give him a good home; and I can concentrate on the one breed a bit more.

The slight issue being that currently the two cockerels are running together and the barnvelder is only nine months old. Dennis is therefore establishing his masculinity by chasing him incessantly around the garden until he leaps on to the roof of the hen house and stays there. He seems quite sanguine about it all - perhaps he knows that in the next week or two he will become King Of All He Surveys.

In bee-news, I went and looked at the hives yesterday, it was so mild. Two have survived the winter, as we were expecting, one with stores. I fed the other one, and next week I am going to feed them a kind of Bee Pick Me Up called 'Flying Start' which is supposed to give them the same nutrients as pollen and help them get, well, a flying start. The clue is in the name.

The bees are also going to live with the same friend who is taking Dennis - she has more land than us and I am a bit nervous of Leo getting too close to the hives whilst he's in toddler-lurch mode and bumping them, with bad results for both him and the bees. It's about a twenty minute drive away, which is fine - and what is even more fine is that she also has a couple of hives; so we are going to have a kind of bee-co-operative, whereby we can help each other with the lifting whilst our other halves inconsiderately go out to earn a living.

Leo is napping currently, and I am about to try to install Ubuntu.

This weekend we are visiting Ma and Pa and Sister Natalie. We are looking forward to seeing them and they are looking forward to us coming - we have said that we will Pa-sit whilst Ma and Natalie have some time doing grown-up stuff without having to keep one ear open for him all the time. Things in that department aren't really too good, I don't think - probably more about it after the weekend.

For now, that is all.



4 comments:

  1. My D-i-L found the same thing - a new food was disgusting, but a day or two later it tasted familiar so was yum. He may not be so receptive in a year's time, so cram all those flavours into him now, while he still trusts you.

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  2. My D-i-L found the same thing - a new food was disgusting, but a day or two later it tasted familiar so was yum. He may not be so receptive in a year's time, so cram all those flavours into him now, while he still trusts you.

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  3. Carrot and apple puree - oh yummy! I used to enjoy all the purees I made and have recollections of bright green pea puree.

    A great hit for when I was out and about and didn't have enough food was tinned mackerel in tomato sauce! Easy to mash, no bones, and quite delish - I think my babies ate it from about 4 months but then both ate food from quite young.

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  4. Carrot and apple puree - oh yummy! I used to enjoy all the purees I made and have recollections of bright green pea puree.

    A great hit for when I was out and about and didn't have enough food was tinned mackerel in tomato sauce! Easy to mash, no bones, and quite delish - I think my babies ate it from about 4 months but then both ate food from quite young.

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