With smokey whisp and a bang
The dishwasher ceased,
No more a our helpful
“We need a new dishwasher!”
You hear me cry
As food smeared bowls, cups and plates
Are balanced high.
“Please replace it’s broken plug socket!”
I start to implore
As my hands in frothy suds
Turn red, dry and sore.
“Our kitchen is CLOSED!”
I stomp and declare,
Finger food on paper plates
Is today’s tasty fayre.
“We need a new dishwasher,”
Gary please fix it,
We’ll love you forever
And I’ll drive you to Wickes!
Unfortunately didn’t find the usual nest of slow worms in the compost bin, but found this one sunning itself by the greenhouse, there was a young baby but that disappeared under the wood too quickly.
slow worm, 16/06/2013
First pickings of yellow tomatoes, July 2013.
Golden toms, July 2013
Yet again kiwi’s are looking plentiful yet small, hoping they do as well as 2012
Kiwi july 2013
Simply enjoying my red currants in a shop bought strawberry vegetarian jelly. I have pruned, weeded, watered, netted, and now it’s time to crop, eat, or preserve the ones left over.
This has to be one of my favourite, if not THE favourite, art projects we have done! This is from about 2010, and we’d had a bumper crop of pumpkins and decided to do ‘Halloween’ them without carving.
Finely chop 1 red cabbage, place in saucepan with 600ml of distilled water, bring to boil. Remove from heat, leave to stand until cool, about 1/2 hour. Strain the liquid into a bottle.
We then painted the indicator liquid onto a large sheet of blotting paper and left it to dry (yes, it does smell ‘cabbagey’!). Mix up a few cups of different solutions, eg. lemon juice, sodium bicarb, hand soap, tap water, and dip a cotton bud into a cup and draw the liquid onto the universal indicator paper. Acids turn the universal indicator liquid red, alkalis green.
Universal indicator experiment. 2008