Last week we had friends over for a meal, one of them is vegetarian but does eat fish so I decided I would do baked cod with a cream prawn sauce. We normally drive over to Ballina some 60k away to buy our fish from one of the very few wet fish shops still in existence, but still being in the Christmas period we guessed that there would be little in the way of fresh fish available so opted to buy frozen fish from our local supermarket, after all most people buy their fish this way so it must be of reasonable quality. How wrong can I be?
The following day I had a good look at the packaging,
Spring is trying to appear, well ahead of time. We have had our first Muscovy duck egg, the willows have their pussy buds bursting, I even have an Anemone in bloom,
and I spotted the first primrose out in the bank of one of the lanes nearby. The broad beans, planted in the new tunnel are up a good three inches and tomorrow our first cauliflower plants will be planted into the tunnel, these plants were planted as seeds early November, they all germinated well and have spent the last two months in the cold frame, they are now three inches high, definitely time to be planted out. The buds on the peach trees are now swelling and there are also tip buds on the fig tree which we relocated to the new tunnel. Our new tunnel seems to becoming the fruit tree tunnel, with a peach fig and kiwi planted in it, this weekend this will be added to with an apricot tree, kindly donated to us by a friend who feels it's too big for her small tunnel . I hope it does as well as our peach tree .
|Mrs. Duck get the bread crust, unwilling to share,|
|Dilly Duck and hen look on,|
|Mrs.Duck finding it a little hard then dips it in the pond so soften it, how clever is that.|