Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Who Lives Here?

   Early yesterday morning  I was here by the window in the bedroom when some loud coughing startled me as I thought no body was around. Looking out the window there was nobody there. Strange as the coughing was quite loud. There had to be something hiding in the leafy growth below.
 Sure enough right beside the wall of the house under a lot of litter and leaves is a hedgehog's nest.( once before many years ago quite near this spot there was another similar nest that babies emerged from eventually. ) So I will be keeping a close eye ( and ear ) on activities below my bedroom window.( hedgehogs are very vocal creatures who make incredible noises if fighting or mating )
 Yesterday the weather began to improve - I got a full afternoons work done thinning kiwifruit. In the morning despite a few brief showers, I picked veges that were ready in the garden.
Yummy beans courgettes and broccoli. The broccoli is all small florets as I left the plants in the ground after I picked their first main big head and since then have kept picking the side shoots that keep growing. It makes a broccoli plant really good value.
 At last the tomatoes are ripening and today we have sun. Yes sun, that Summer stuff. I'm outside now for the rest of the day.

5 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Your veggies look wonderful! I'll look forward to hearing about your new neighbors - we don't have any hedgehogs (that I know of) roaming in our neighborhood. They're so cute!

Isabelle said...

We have occasional hedgehogs but they don't cough! Hmm. Is it April 1 today??

Isabelle said...

Oh, by the way, Kirsten was sewing a zip on to a stripey jacket that a Ravelry friend had sent her. It had no fastenings so K decided to put a zip in it.

Farm Girl said...

How lovely to have a hedgehog in residence...... they are so cute. I've had one with a nest of babies give me a terrible fright in the garden, I could see a pile of dead undergrowth start wobbling around, and had a bit of a squeal at what might be underneath! Was very relieved to see a hedgehog emerge..... lol
Your vegies are fantastic, hope the nice weather hangs around for you.

Molly said...

What wise hedgehogs---to make a nest close to all those yummy vegetables! They do eat vegetables I hope. Such a waste if they don't! Looks like you have enough to share.....