are my favourite food. Because then you know they are organic. Last night we had a vegetarian borscht and the best courgette and feta pancakes ever. Divine. I love eating from the garden. The garden decides the menu.
The weather is so cool that the flowers are blooming and the scents are heady. And dinner is crispy and fresh.
Guess who got the left overs from dinner. Of course there are no pictures of my glorious pancakes – I have one camera in being cleaned and the other camera is indisposed but I do have the phone camera which is a challenge. Tomorrow I will get out the purse camera. I do maintain that anyone can take good photographs, no matter what device they are using. Just watch for the light. Having said that I am fairly sure that anything I took yesterday with the phone camera was deeply average.
Mama was up a little more yesterday but as Viv says she is fading. But beautifully. She is in this deeply gentle, dreamy state. Eating and drinking and everything else but not moving around much anymore. She watches me closely as I slowly drift about her. Turning her every hour so that her organs keep working, holding the water bucket so she can drink, massaging her legs and sides, literally holding her rear up so she can pee.
As well as using the tractor to help her exercise her legs, it gives her shade all day, and she is certainly not short of company. You can probably already guess that Ton is never far from her. Plus for some reason Tima was out joining the party for most of the afternoon. Mama was much more active yesterday, her front legs are much stronger now it is the back legs that are holding us back. But I have to be realistic too. She is an old sheep, she may not come out of it. But when she chooses to cross she will be comfortable with company. She has served us well this sheep. Did you all read Mama’s story? I am sure most of you have already. There are so many stories back in the archives.
Yesterday was cool and sunny and all around Mama – life went on as usual. There were even some cats who spent the whole day lying in the hammock. Not helping at all. Marmalade is one of those cats. Though she was lying ON the mosquito net not under it, which is probably just as well.
I love Sheila.
It’s ages since we had a recipe on the pages so:
Here is the recipe for the courgette and feta pancakes. I got this years ago out of my 1970’s version of the Moosewood Cookbook and it ended up in a rather short form in my own recipe book, so feel free to play.
Serve with yogurt or sour cream.
These are quite simply divine.
I hope you all have a lovely day.
your friend on the farmy