Tuesday, October 18, 2011

B-gerk

Meet the latest additions to our household, a trio of Rhode Island Red chooks,
Ginger, Marmalade and Lacey.

Quite recently I had arrived home one afternoon to find Cricket (border collie pup) and four of the  neighbors chooks in our front yard...........(unharmed and quite happily pecking around).
Other days, when I couldn't find Cricket at home, she would be next door (another neighbor) watching their chooks. 
......So now she has her own chooks to look after (and it gives her something to do when we are not home). 


She is doing a very good job.


Sandi x
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Show Off!



I have had this little non-descript cactus for about 2 years I guess now. It has grown quite a bit since it was a cutting.
It was given to me by a lovely chinese lady. She has an import business in Brisbane. I was admiring her collection of pot plants she displays amongst the pots for sale in the garden section outside. I commented on how pretty they looked, and she gave me some cuttings, how nice!
The cactus didn't have any flowers on it at the time, so I didn't know what to expect.




A few months ago, the little cactus developed some red buds, which slowly got bigger and bigger........
every day, I checked the ever growing buds.......

until one day.......

 
'It's out, the flower is out at last'!I was excited!  I just had to show Mr Roo.
 The most spectacular red flower was finally revealed.
It is an orchid cactus or Epiphyllum.

 

One of Mother Nature's masterpieces!
When it grows bigger, I will be able to share it too.......

Cheerio for now,
Sandi x 
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