WHERE DOES OUR FOOD COME FROM-NEST DISCOVERY-JAMMIE DODGERS-BAY TREE-HAZEL AND MRS BROWN.

29 05 2015

GREETINGS

Much needed rain came last night with heart pounding thunderstorms.  We may get more of the same later this morning.  The farmer I buy my tomatoes plants and corn from is investing in an irrigations system this year.  It’s probably a smart move t get it now the way the weather is changing.  Tonight the humid air has gone and its a lot cooler.  Great sleeping weather.  I bought a few veggie plants yesterday including fennel which I have never grow.

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WHERE DOES OUR FOOD COME FROM

Upon reading many articles about more and more food coming from China I have spent more time in the grocery store throughly checking labels of food I intend to buy.  I wanted to make Ambrosia, a delightful treat that my Aunt Helen used to make and while its loaded with bad things once in a while is fine in my book.  I went down the canned fruit isle and to my surprise nothing I wanted to buy there came from the states.  Pineapple was the most surprising, I always though that it came from Hawaii.  mandarin Oranges , China.  I am really trying not to buy items from CHina but it’s extremely hard.  I just bought a printer last week and of course its made in CHina, I had no choice.  I really hope that we as a country can get back l all the jobs that were lost to China and come back to having safe foods.  

I HAVE SPOTTED A NESTIMG_5116

Its located in the apple tree.  Don’t know what kind of bird lives in it but it could be a Baltimore Oriole nest.  I also saw a robin nearby buy its kind of elaborate for a Robin.  Last years dried out pumpkin vines are woven into the nest and the ends flying in the breeze.

JAMMIE DODGERS

2 packages of these gems came in the mail today from Cindy.  They are hard to find and when she does find them she puts them in the mail.  I found these on my first trip to Ireland and they are non GMO .  Great with a cuppa.

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HAZEL AND MRS. BROWN

I lock them in their house every night and tonight was a perfect night to sit with them till they were ready to go in.  WHen I got out there he was inside fluffing up the nest and calling for her.  She just wasn’t ready to go in and he kept calling and calling finally he went out and followed her around.  Both chatting to each other.  I think he was saying its time to get into bed and she was saying I would like to find one more bug.  THey are settled in for the night now still chatting to each other.

BAY TREE

My bay tree is showing a lot of new growth.  I used it so much during the winter for soup and stews.  I think I will repot it soon.

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Had to get hay today so leaving you with a picture from the farm.  Hope you have a wonderful evening and many thanks for reading my blog.    Carole

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29 05 2015
Sharon - creativityandfamily

Jammie dodgers are one of my favourites too 🙂 I shall be interested to hear whose nest it is if you find out. x

29 05 2015
wspines

My friend Susan who knows birds well and has many nests on her acreage said it was a Robins Nest. I did see a Robin there but also saw a Verio too Glad the mystery is solved. In a way its good that Jammie Dodgers are hard to find here, I like them too much.

29 05 2015
Sharon - creativityandfamily

Lovely, robins are one of my favourite birds. yes, jammies can be rather moreish 🙂

31 05 2015
Eliza Waters

That Hazel is so endearing!

I know what you mean about China. I worry about the pet food, too. They can say packaged in US, but nothing about sources.

The weather has been so fine, yes? Glad we got rain. You’ll have to keep an eye on the nest to see whose home it is. 🙂

31 05 2015
wspines

They are a couple, love each other. He dotes on her and sometimes she just walks away muttering to herself. Love the rain we are getting. I found another nest high up in the eves of the house. ANother mystery

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