Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Weeding on Wednesday

I filled and emptied a few wheelbarrow loads of weeds today. After pedalling away on the bike this morning it was good to have an upper body workout pulling out mostly kikuyu runner which had been working their way under the mulch towards the light of day. Even though I have heard rumours that poultry can be helpers in the garden, I have my doubts.

Hugh, our Wyandotte rooster.

My birds are truly lazy. They don't bother scratching and digging over a weedy area, they wait until it has been weeded and the soil is prepared for them for easy pickings.

Hugh doesn't help much in the garden. He is of course named for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall whose latest book I ordered this morning. It will be a birthday gift for me so hopefully it arrives before the big day on the 20th. I'm sure the new cook book will get a work out especially since we are coming up to prime vegetable season.

Now it is cooking time. Harira for dinner. Which I haven't made before but sounded so tempting it is on the menu. Some baking and then ironing.



Anne said...

I have a love hate relationship with Kikuyu, it survived the drought and outgrows the catheads, but I'm forever digging it out here.
What is Harira?

Vickie said...

nice to get a garden work out,cheers Vickie..hmm dinner sounds interesting.

Paola said...

Yep, my chickens are a bit on the lazy side too - until we got the dog, their "freeranging" consisted of sitting on the kitchen doorstep waiting to be fed.