Yams (sometimes called Ocra in other places ) are right at the top of my favourites list.
Some of my other veg got confused. The cauliflowers were planted right beside the sprouts ( which I don't usually try to grow ) and they must have thought they only had to grow to the same size as a brussel sprout. Needless to say I had to harvest these 4 all together to get a feed!
If the caterpillars I have been removing digitally from the plants are an indicator of where tender and tasty food is I think the wee caulis will be yummy.
Today I am now feeling a HUGH sense of relief...because early I went for my 3 hour dental procedure. Remember a few weeks ago I had a very expensive filling? Well that only lasted 9 days before breaking off...so it had to be plan B. A crown. The dentist did a deal and said he would credit me the $ 677 if I let him remove an amalgam filling in the next tooth to the one being crowned. Of course I said yes...if it can all happen at the same time.
I was let out for good behaviour after only 2 hours and 15 minutes, but am now $1,862.00 poorer. I am just gaining the feeling back and am feeling very hungry. The new teeth feel so smooth - I hope I have no further worry with them. While I was at the dentist I was telling myself this is nothing think of poor D who is over in Waikato hospital having the chemo part of her treatment. I do so hope my quilting friend is okay.
On Tuesday the double glazed ranchsliders ordered months ago were intsalled. I went to the city for the day. I knew I didn't want to listen to the skill saws removing the old ones . R was put in charge and had to help lift ; make coffee and lend tools etc. He had even started trying to clean up when I got back. The new ones look lovely but are not yet finished. Filler and some cover plates need to be added to make it airtight( so a tad drafty still ) . In the process because they didn't take them down one set of vertical blinds got damaged. I think grit from the angle grinder has got in them and 4 won't turn or slide now.....so that is the next thing to fix.
While in the city I got lots of jobs done and some shopping that really had to be done and some that didn't as well!.
Leanne is having trouble with pukekos eating her veges. We have been having trouble too - since we picked all the kiwifruit ( one of their food sources ) they are now pulling out Spring bulbs throwing the tops down and eating the bulbs. War has been declared and there are now less. R is a fair shot.
Still on the subject of birds...yesterday I saw 2 tuis taking a bath together in the bird bath but both telling the other this is my bath you P... off. They go under the water at least 6 times. Must have been cold!