We think Polly is a slightly neurotic mother to be. She's a good sitter but perhaps a bit too good. See, when she started sitting she didn't even get out of the nest to poo and her eggs got all dirty. She also broke one. But we cleaned out her nest and she got right back on. She worked out that she had to get out of the nest to feed and poo. Things were looking up...but then today she broke another egg! So again we cleaned out the nest and again she got right back on. Her due date is one week today. Fingers crossed!
There are lots of other beautiful things happening in the garden now. The poppies are blooming and I even got my first sprinkle of poppy seeds today. I hope to collect enough seeds for bread and cake making for the whole year. Poppies are amazing flowers. Some have fringed petals and some are straight. They only last a day or so in full bloom but the pods they leave are also beautiful.
Loads of sweet peas, salvias and still heaps of other flowers are in bloom. We still have lots of lettuce, parsley, beets, onions, beans, carrots, celery, spinach and a few sad looking cabbages and caulies which we should be greatful for (who cares if they are not prize winning, perfect, genetically modified, chemical doused things - they are good and wholesome and home grown! At least that's what I tell my boys!). The zuchs, squash, toms and basil are in and growing well.
This garlic is what we grew at Hilton Harvest! And we have more to harvest in our home garden.