Monthly Archives: December 2013

Leo or International Dog of Mystery?

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Leo or International Dog of Mystery?

Leo or International Dog of Mystery?

 

Our very handsome one-eyed boy Leo decided to try out a new disguise today…we think he pulls it off very well 😉

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Toby the SCOBY on the move

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It has been 14 days since Toby the SCOBY joined his new habitat and today was officially moving day…well, in a way.  Today we made a new batch of tea for Toby to work his magic in.  We transferred our fresh kombucha to dark colored growlers so that it spend the next couple of weeks fermenting more and getting it’s fizzies, just in time for Christmas.  We were very impressed as Toby has been growing well and our  batch of kombucha smells wonderful.

New batch of tea.

New batch of tea.

 

Our very first batch of kombucha that Toby helped make in the bottles and ready to rest for a couple of weeks.

Our very first batch of kombucha that Toby helped make in the bottles and ready to rest for a couple of weeks.

 

Toby the SCOBY in his new batch of tea.  The smaller is our original SCOBY and the two larger rings are how much Toby has grown.

Toby the SCOBY in his new batch of tea. The smaller is our original SCOBY and the two larger rings are how much Toby has grown.

 

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Toby the SCOBY all tucked in and ready to spend the next couple of weeks relaxing in his cupboard.

Toby the SCOBY all tucked in and ready to spend the next couple of weeks relaxing in his cupboard.

 

 

 

Magpie Watching

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Magpie Watching

My husband enjoys feeding the birds, between sunflower seeds, wild bird seed and suet we have quite a variety of feathered visitors. One of our favorites is the magpie, a beautiful bird that I think often times gets overlooked. A while back a magpie spent a very long time enjoying the tasty morsels we have out, which gave me the opportunity to get a few great photos. I especially love this one because you can see the magnificent iridescence of the feathers.