Yesterday this NZ Weta (hemideina thoracica )( size 5-6 cms )was on the concrete in front of the shed and not making any attempt to get away. It seemed lethargic, so I carefully ( brave me ) picked him up on a piece of cardboard and carried him to the herb garden for safety.
Unfortunately my first aid was not enough cause today he is dead and being swarmed over by ants.I think Wetas are wonderous creatures.
This was just one picking of tomatoes. They are versatile and so don't cause a problem. But the embarrassment of beans and courgettes continues and meant I spent this morning making another big batch of Chutney ( pickle ). We are starting to put some of the courgettes that get too big back through the compost to come around again.
*Before I forget, Yes, Gudrun the corn cobs can be just microwaved for 2 or 2 and a half minutes in their own skins. We had them for lunch again today.
The felt embroidered ball (# 18 ) is now finished and ready to go to the UK. ( maybe the dog's eye needs a bit more brown around the white, it doesn't stand out very well.)The other side got a star to complete it.
Yesterday was my P and Q Groups first Friday back together. It has been a long break this year. I had missed all the ladies. 2 new ladies who had belonged many years ago, before my time, rejoined so that is wonderful. One has just retired and the other has been living in Tasmania for 10 years. All the new committee are keen and doing a great job so that makes things easier for me, although I still finish the meeting feeling like I have talked too much, so will try and get others to take parts for me.
Later in the afternoon I went and purchased the extra fabric and stabilizer etc for next Saturday's class.Then went to the supermarket and was very tired when I arrived home as it was a hot day. I think I find that mental responsibility makes me more tired than physical work.
Today we are getting odd little showers and the humidity is about 98 % !
This is the large fruit platter that sits on the kitchen bench. Note the huge size of the avos R just picked. I thought it looked beautiful when I added the Yummy NZ plums I bought yesterday. (we must get a plum tree; I don't know why we haven't had one )
I'm going to try and get some sewing done now.
I hope you all have a pleasant weekend Friends.
A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breathe of kindness blow the rest away.
( an Arabian proverb )