Satin Bower Bird

This guy has been very hard to photo. Satin bower birds are kind of secretive and do not like being close to people. This guy has his bower in my neighbors yard, he has been coming to the figs for weeks to feed, but have not gotten a better picture than these.


Sweet Dill Pickles

When life gives you cucumber, make cucumeraide 🙂

Step 1: Grow more cucumber than you can eat.

Step 2: brine overnight in a strong salt solution.

Step 3: put clean jars in the oven at 100 deg c to sterilize and place the lids in boiling water with sterilizer.

Step 4: Select your spices.

Step 5: prepare picking solution, 1 cup sugar to 1 cup vinegar and bring to the boil

Step 6: Spiced go in bottom of the jars, 1/4 tsp pepper corns and mustard seeds, 1 heaped tsp of dill.

Step 7: Pack the jars with the cucumbers, pour over the hot pickling solution, remove as many air pockets as you can and seal the lids up.

Eat them in a couple of weeks time.