Hardenbergia Violacea, a wandering perennial native to Australia. Some parts of the plant can be used as food/drink. The leaves, for example, can be steeped into a mildly sweet tea. It produces abundant seeds in pods which can be easily germinated to grow new plants from seed. The new plants can bloom within their first year.
The world ends on a Thursday, comes crashing down in smoke and fire and ruin. And then it keeps going, and Vox Machina figures out how to make do in the aftermath. [ a post-apocalyptic au for cr ladies week]
After the world ends, Pike takes up distilling moonshine in the still on the roof.
It’s Percy still, actually, but he cedes it to her with his blessing, spends his time instead in the garage fiddling with whatever’s most broken, a mechanical triage of sorts. And sure, they need a doctor at the end of the world, but there’s a surprising amount of downtime between sewing people’s organs closed and administering antidotes, and if there’s one thing everyone needs after the world ends, it’s a stiff drink.
She’s even started experimenting. Things get slow at the end of the world.
This is how I prepare fresh food for my boys. They have other combinations currently in the freezer (like sweet potato with red pepper, peas, carrots, etc) so that I can mix it up and give them something different each day. It’s a really good way of getting your birds to try veggies (I think we all know that struggle), so I thought I’d share!
Today I had half a butternut squash left over from yesterday’s dinner, so I decided to cook it up for the boys. I diced it small and boiled it until it was juuuust tender. Just before the squash was done, I threw in some frozen garden peas and a small handful of curly kale.
Drain them well!
Mash em all up!
Let it cool slightly and divide the mix into ice cube trays. Once it’s cooled down enough, you can pop them in the freezer. I normally take them out once frozen and bag them up, just to prevent them from getting freezer burn when stored in there.
Each day, I pop a meal out into a microwaveable bowl and heat it until it’s fully defrosted. You can also leave it out to thaw, but I’ve found that Pixel and Widget enjoy this better when it isn’t cold. If you do microwave it, make sure you check the temperature before giving it to your birds! Check the bowl isn’t too warm and mash the mix about with a clean finger to ensure there are no areas that are too warm! Microwaves don’t always heat evenly! I don’t serve the food until it has cooled down slightly - until it’s barely warmer than my hand.
Request: “Credence Fluff!!!!
Haven’t seen Credence fics in so long, can you do it based off of “You and
I” by Avant please?”
Pairing: Credence Barebone x Reader
Word Count: 2169
Warnings: SO! MUCH! FLUFF!
Funny how things have changed in my life now
Whether near or far I wanna be where you are
Credence held you in his arms as you both lay in your new garden.
The lease had been signed and it was final. This old beautiful home surrounded
by lush landscape was yours to share. You hummed contently, Credence’s long
fingers dragging through your hair. The air was rich with an array of sweet
scents, and your knees were still dirty from planting the new Sweet Peas in the
“The Sweet Peas look perfect in that spot!” You had said, huffing
with your hands on your hips.
“And you look perfect too, my Sweet Pea.” Credence smiled, giving
you a tender kiss.
You smiled to yourself, closing your eyes as you relished the
feeling of being so close to him. The giddiness you felt had never died down,
even after being with him for nearly two years now. You knew this memory would
be one that would stick out in your mind whenever you reminisced about your
“Can you believe how far we’ve come?” You asked, looking up at a
now slightly tanned Credence. He looked so different to when you’d first met.
He was alone and afraid, and it showed. And now, he was loved and cared for, and it showed.
“I can.” He responded, combing a hand through his lengthy locks.
They cascaded around his face, and you made a mental note that it would soon be
time to trim his hair again. “I can believe it because anything’s possible when
I’m with you.”
The weather remains wet. Wet wet wet. The temps have risen, at least - Easter Sunday it was a lovely 20C in the afternoon. This return to seasonal temperature norms has kickstarted growth on several things.
First, the peas - at about 8" high these sprouts have just about doubled in height over the course of a week!
The wildflower and poppy planters are thickening up and setting out true leaves. The wildflower boxes (rectangles) are never evenly sown, because I just sprinkle the seed mix over the top of the soil willy-nilly. I like the rambling look. Constraining wildflowers to tidy rows would dampen much of their charm, to my mind.
The centre photo is one of the marigolds we planted at Sparks at the beginning of March. Some of the girls missed the meeting, so I was left with a few to take home myself. This one is the closest to blooming, but the interesting thing here is the dark purplish colour of the lower leaves. Normally green leaves turning purple are a sign of a phosphorus deficiency. This can be caused by a simple lack of phosphorus in the soil, or some environmental factor interfering with the plant’s ability to take up or use the nutrient. In this case it’s probably both - low temperatures can cause this problem for marigolds, and they were just planted in a basic sterile potting soil. I’ve amended the soil with a bit of slow-release fertilizer and the temperature is improving so with a bit of luck they’ll rebound. I just used some bog-standard Miracle Grow, because I’m not babying these guys.
Last but not least, my reseeded mesclun and chard are slowly establishing themselves. I leave this planter uncovered most of the time now, but I do keep my sheets of acrylic close to hand in case of violent downpours. If you look closely at the chard (left) you can see the various stem colours characteristic of the rainbow variety. Unlike with the sad marigolds, the purplish colouration on the tiny lettuce (right) is not a sign of a problem. This type just grows like that!
hey everyoneee, finally I have planted some seeds yesterday!!!! I’m gonna try to grow them out in the small balcony. here I have some beans (the small, black variety), peas and basil. also not in the photo I planted some dill and echinacea. I can’t wait to see the baby plants!!!!
I made a watercolor drawing based off the feeling I got from this flower! Its a Silver Sweet Pea Bush. The bg flower was taken from the illustration of the book “Latin for Gardeners” by Lorraine Harrison and I do not take credit for the flower portion. The flowers around the border however, I made up!