Sunday, 22 June 2008

And also...

The Sock's bad temper hasn't been improved by the fact that whilst cleaning and refilling the bird feeder (one of those cylindrical tubes with little perches on the sides by the food holes) she found it to be full of snails!!! How the bloody hell did that happen? These snails must be into extreme sports because they had slimed their way up the pole to get to the feeder, then suckered their way into the feed holes and some were clearly trying to push up through the seeds. At least 8 had made it to the top of the inside of the feeder, one of which was so enormous the Sock couldn't see how it could have got in through the hole. So the Sock put them all in a bag and then jumped on it!!! Let's see them slime their way out of that!


emmat said...

they probably won't

Anonymous said...

The Fearnley-Whittingstalls sent this recipe with their compliments.

The gardener’s revenge (from the rivercottage website)
Serves 4


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 Little gem lettuces, halved
5-6 radishes, halved
3 spring onions, sliced
30g unsalted butter
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
8-12 snails, removed from their shells
100 g cooked tender pigs cheek, shredded (optional)
juice of half a lemon


Pork Chop said...

Pigs cheek! Yikes!

Anonymous said...

It does say optional!