The new wild gardens

The new wild gardens down the back are about to burst out in full bloom

The most dramatic being the sunflowers.  I have the list of seeds somewhere I must find it for you. I will leave it in the comments later this morning. 

Wai the Armadillo is quite sprightly now though I am concerned that we are going to run into infection time – the skin is not coming up as well and I have a feeling that the lower levels are infecting under its coverings. As he is better in his self now I am thinking that Alissa and I will take him for a car ride to the Vet for a check up as i need to get ahead of the game with this little pig.

He will actually fit quite nicely on a blanket in the back of the cooking oil car, it is a hatchback so the Vet can come out and see him in the car park. No need to even get him out until we are home again. If he will not walk up Tima’s ramp (which I am sure he won’t) I will fashion some kind of sling so we can lift him in and out.

I will call the Vet after the milking. See if they can fit him in. 

We had a wonderful lunch yesterday with friends from the city and friends from Canada. Featuring food from the farm. It was a delightful day. Lovely to catch up. One of the the new dishes on the table was nasturtium pesto. I made it using my normal pesto recipe. (I use roasted walnuts instead of pine nuts). It is Divine. If you have nasturtiums in the garden give it a try – I love it and will be eating it daily for a while I bet.

At breakfast I will write the recipe in the comments.  For now I have run out of time and must get moving!

Have a lovely day.


Weather. Hot and humid with lots to do.

Wednesday 07/05 20% / 0 in
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night 07/05 20% / 0 in
Considerable clouds this evening. Some decrease in clouds late. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 68F. Winds light and variable.



29 Comments on “The new wild gardens

  1. The wildflowers are magnificent! I hope Wai is co-operative on his outing, good luck with either the ramp or the lifting in. I hope infection is not taking hold: he’s drinking, eating a much healthier diet and taking a little exercise, so there’s reason to hope.

  2. Nasturtium -they’re growing like weeds in the vege garden- pesto ia a staple on our menu here since you mentioned in, recently nudging carrot top pesto off the top spot. I use macadamia nuts or walnuts.
    Wai is a tough little bugger it seems, he loooks better for the help you’ve given him ♡

  3. r wild wild lady..always on the go…no time to stop…sounds like Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit… will be interesting to find out about Wai…you go to so much trouble for this huge pig…is he bigger  than Sheila….

    Keep on going Miss C  trot..trot trot xxxxx


    Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 at 1:47 PM

  4. Oh that poor Wai but hopefully, the vet will have an answer t the infection. And I hope you have a photo of the sling.

  5. Thanks for the time to just relax and enjoy your space! It’s partly cloudy with a sure chance of change in Texas. The traffic is picking up on our oil top. Have a great morning.

  6. Hoping all goes well with Wai. The pesto sounds lovely. I have never grown Nasturtiums. I might have to give it a try. I’ll check back later to see if there is any good news. It looks so beautiful there.

  7. Good news about Wai becoming ‘sprightly’… it just means he’s getting well again. Not so good news about possibly infection building. Perhaps the Vet can provide some antibiotics so you can use them at the first sign. I’d hate to use them otherwise as it may cause his bowels to seize up again. Everything still appears in an early springtime lush state. So beautiful and especially now with the wildflowers about to blossom. And, oh my, that wee piggie in your header — I just love those photos. The dear little guys always pull my heartstrings. Hope you have a lovely day too! ~ Mame 🙂

  8. I had a celery leaf pesto in Italy that was very good…but so had dreamed of nasturtiums. Wild. Can’t wait to see your wildflowers. About Wai, what effect does water have on his skin? Would soaking in something help him?

  9. Your Farmy is sure to become a drive-by destination with all those wildflowers in full bloom. Laura

  10. Our best to Wai….so nice to hear he is doing so well- even with potential infection issues-you are smart getting ahead of that today!

  11. I use nasturtium flowers in my salad mix but have never made pesto with the leaves. Your garden looks great.

  12. I hope the vet can see Wai today. You are wise to “get ahead” of an infection.
    Sunflowers! Love em

  13. Interesting nasturtium pesto, when I try to grow them they get covered in black fly. I swipe them off with my fingers but it’s a battle. I hope Wai behaves himself traveling and his prognosis is a good one. Have a fab day. Ours is a proper English summers day today, lovely. 😀

  14. Will be interesting to hear what the vet has to say. Nasturtium pesto sounds very much worth a try.

  15. I hope it’s good news about his skin…I’m cheering for him AND you all the way from Southern Indiana! 🙂

  16. Wai’s face is looking so much better, nice to see that wet piggy nose! Good luck today at the vet,

  17. It was a beautiful day, I loved spending time with you on the farmy and meeting all of the eclectic characters. Wai looked better than I expected and I was glad I had asked to see him, he seems like a fighter and I am in awe of your courage and perseverance. You will be in my thoughts a lot in the coming weeks, the farmy is not a walk in the park but you pull it off so well. The spread you laid out for us was incredible, we cannot thank you enough. I am still dreaming about the special chicken and the labneh (OMG!) and the pesto was wonderful, so peppery and not overly garlicky. A wonderful day spent with friends. Our door is always open to you Celi, I hope I can reciprocate one day.❤️❤️❤️

  18. The photo is quite dark of Wai as I know he has to stay indoors during the day but are those his eyes peering back at the camera or just some shiny bits because of his creams and oils? If those are his eyes, I would have to say he is doing soooo much better…he can now see, which I’m sure is so wonderful for him…and you! C. you are working wonders with that poor boy bringing him back to health. Fingers crossed that he does not have an infection! You have been his fairy godmother! 🙂

  19. Queen Anne’s Lace is my favorite flower, wild or otherwise!

  20. Have to find out about that pesto recipe – appeals greatly! So, so happy all went well during a rather special 4th of July luncheon . . . . Oh Lordie, can’t wait to take up the opportunity to make the same journey . . . . feel quite envious of Eva and her husband . . . . back to work, back to ‘basics’ . . .

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