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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Zorro - begone!

This morning I was awakened by a rooster.
That isn't so unusual.
However, this rooster was way off key.
Yes, Zorro had found his crow.
And, yes, Zorro had to go!

So he was duly bundled into the cat cage

It is good to know that Zorro has gone
to such a good home and that
I will still be able to catch up with him in Blogland.

Of course we had the mandatory tour of the garden.

Phoebe's veggie patch is recovering from the Christmas Day hail storm
and looking fabulous.

She has scarlet runner beans that Jack would be proud of.

 Phoebe's asparagus made me green with envy.
Tomorrow I am going to give mine a stern talking to!

Although this is the first time I have visited Phoebe, it isn't my first visit to her gorgeous little mud-brick, slate roofed cottage.  I almost bought it in the mid-1990s.   
Phoebe also tells me that at one time it was called, Hazel Cottage.
How is that for a co-incidence? 
The Cook fell in love with the cottage and was rather unkind about my short-sightedness in not buying it when I had the chance.

So we left Zorro with his new harem.
I hope Phoebe and her neighbours can cope with his off-key crowing!

We didn't leave empty handed either.
I have some sweet pea seeds to dry and plant.


  1. YAY!!! You beat me to it! I can't tell you how wonderful it was to have you come and visit and bring me your beautiful boy! I just checked on him and he is up in the nest on the roost with the girls underneath him! It seems like he has some serious latino mojo! THANK YOU SO MUCH COOK AND HAZEL FOR GIVING ME YOUR BOY! I love him!

  2. So you swapped poor old Zorro for a handful of sweet pea seeds then? Sounds very much like Jack (or beanstalk fame) swapping the family cow for a handful of beans!
    Let's hope that Phoebe's sweet peas have magic qualities in the same way! :-)

  3. How wonderful for you all! And glad to see Phoebe's garden looking so good.

  4. A lovely garden Hazel, and I hope Zorro enjoys his new home :)

  5. "Hazel Dene" has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope this helps to attract many new visitors here.

  6. As it's winter here, it's always good to see what summer (and veg-patches) look like elsewhere - very encouraging!

  7. Hope Zorro will be very happy in his new home, sounds like he has gone to a great new hen house with lots of girls to crow about and protect. Ballynoe Cottage looks like a great place to visit, the garden in looking well considering the hail storm. I love the look of mud brick homes :)

  8. Love your photos and story of Zorro. Ah, would love to live the simple life!
    I found your blog through Jerry's Sites to see : )


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