Saturday, 28 February 2015


I can't believe it's the last day of February already.
So much has been happening that I haven't had the chance to post on my blog a whole lot....bad girl.
I'll try to bring us all up to date....somewhat.

First off, I'm currently fighting off a cold/flu that I picked up from my daughter. This along with all the dust that I was coming into contact recently made it quite easy to get sick.  Tried my darndest to nip it in the bud, but that didn't work at all.  I should have let it run its natural course but nooo....I wanted to corner it and wrestle it to the ground....I'm still light headed and chilly and much for that.

I've been working on the upstairs bathroom project which is now finished for the time being (will post photos soon promise).
During that time I had to be out and about seeking materials for the project.
As you already know, I'm not the typical woman, since I love hardware stores and lumber yards, and really enjoy it all.
While I'm working hard, I find it extremely hard to eat a regular full-bodied meal, and thus I fill up on sandwiches and soups.
I made a Pumpkin Ginger soup.
 Frozen pumpkin pieces and grated ginger

My friend Joyce had given me a big slab of fresh pumpkin a while ago (I had shared a piece with my friend Dawn), but I cut mine up and froze it for later use.

 Threw it all into a pot with lots of fresh herbs and cooked until tender.

 After cooling enough to handle, I transferred it all to the blender and was rewarded with a delightful tasting soup which lasted me for a few days while I worked....yummy, yummy, yummy.

I also visited one of my Facebook friends and had the pleasure of meeting this fine fellow....I think his name is Herman.
Herman -Barbados Black Belly Sheep 
While there I saw her Plumeria pudica laden with caterpillar larvae.
Sphinx Moth Caterpillars
On my way back I came across this guy.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 
 White bird with a yellow pointed beak and thin scrawny legs.

or maybe it's a girl, I have no idea
Usually these cattle egrets hang around in the pastures where  livestock are grazing, but this one was hanging out in a grass patch at the side of the road.
Once they were seasonal visitors to our shores, but they have now taken up permanent residence, nesting and breeding all year round.
Renowned for rummaging through freshly tilled soil, they can be found hanging out behind tractors on farms and plantations as they drive along.  These birds also love riding on the backs of cattle where they capture pests that are attracted to cattle.

I have so much more to tell you but I'll leave that for another post.
I'm just glad February is over.


  1. I'm in soup mode this winter as well. I rather like the idea of that one with ginger. I shall try kumera (sweet potato) and ginger I think. The cattle egrets are quite common where I visit in France. I wonder if they migrate. I've never thought about it. I hope you are feeling better very quickly.

    1. Sweet potato ginger soup sounds heavenly....what time is dinner?


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