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Eggs and Sage

For about a week now, I’ve been looking for the hen’s eggs.  I did think it could be possible that it’s getting too hot for them to lay.

This morning I watered the garden and gave the plants come compost tea.  I got closer to check on the lone tomato by the sage, and realized I hadn’t checked for eggs under the herb.

And there they were so pretty I had to take a picture.  2 went into a scrambled egg sandwich and the rest went into a Pesto Bread Pudding that I’ll be taking to the Garden’s 20th year celebration and potluck.

Not only did the eggs come from my back yard, the onions, garlic and basil did as well.  I hope it tastes as good as it smells.

If I hadn’t already picked the basil. I think I would have put sage in the pudding.




Four O’Clocks and Hummingbirds

I didn’t rush back into the house after I let the chickens out.  There were a few purple hull peas to harvest and there were seeds in the four o’clocks.  I love the bright pink of these flowers and the ease of growing them.  The bushes I have came from a clipping from a fence on my route to work.  I think it is so clever that many plants have more than one way to propagate.

The seeds  I collect will go into making seed balls, some of which will be planted in the borders of the garden labyrinth.

As I quietly collected, I saw a movement.  At first it looked like a moth collecting nectar.  It’s coloring looked to be plaid.  I stopped what I was doing and watched.  The wings looked to be moving like a hummingbird!  If I had my phone with me I would have taken a picture.  But I don’t think it would have been a good picture.  The small thing was moving so fast that I don’t think it would have been in frame in the time between my pressing the button and the actual taking of the picture.

So I stood quiet and watched.

It was a great way to start the day!

I hope you have a great day as well.