Lunch at Cat’s House

29 Aug

Last Saturday James and I headed to Cat’s place for lunch with lunch with Cat and Scott. We got to see their furnished place and updated backyard. The garden isn’t finished yet – there is still some planting to be done, but you can see that the chicken coop has moved and some raised vegetable beds have been added.

The chickens were free-ranging in the backyard, and would constantly follow Cat around as she dug in the soil. Apparently they get very excited at the possibility of worms.

Scott fed them some kitchen scraps, which they were also very excited by. Don’t get in between a chicken and her scraps – look at those crazy beady eyes. She will cut you like a bitch.

For lunch, Cat made an awesome pie with a seemingly never-ending egg inside (from the chooks naturally). The yolks were super yellow, and the pie was surprisingly dense and filling!

This was some of our lunch spread. We ate it all on Cat’s back deck, soaking in the sun and admiring the chickens as they roamed around the garden, digging themselves holes to sit in.

After lunch James went home to help Kieren move a washing machine up a flight of stairs, and we headed to the Ceres nursery. I wanted some raspberries but unfortunately they were sold out, but Cat picked up a strawberry guava plant. The nursery was really beautifully laid out, and with lots of uncommon fruit plants like pomegranates and loganberries.

Also a whole bunch of herb and vegetable seedlings with rustic icy pole stick markers.

And this little guy roaming around the nursery. Look at his fluffy pantaloons! Also his head looks like a dried prune.

We had a wander around the grounds (which are enormous!) to have a look at the community gardens and stuff, but unfortunately a lot of it was closed. I was hoping to find the bee hives but it was not to be(e).

The day totally rekindled my backyard lust, but I will settle for occasionally dropping in on Cat’s garden. I’m trying to convince her to build her own pizza oven, but she is less than keen. She’s hosting lunch for our cousins next Saturday, so maybe I will try and convince her again!

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5 Responses to “Lunch at Cat’s House”

  1. Cat August 30, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Hey, if you pay for the pizza oven then I will build it! Otherwise my cash is going towards garden and dishwasher!

    • pamperedhousewife August 30, 2011 at 9:23 am #

      Hmm how much do just the bricks cost? =P

      • Cat August 31, 2011 at 11:32 am #

        I don’t know… but don’t show up to my house with just a pile of bricks. I’ll sick Jermy on you.

  2. polittacking August 30, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    pizza oven = pointless

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