Saturday, 5 February 2011

the beauty of purple kale


Beauty at the green grocers. I couldn't resist getting my camera out when I got home - the underside of this head of kale was particularly beautiful. Almost too good to eat.
It's blowing a real gale here today. I like wind, I find it quite exhilarating (so long as there's no chill factor). Out walking this afternoon I rescued a little lamb tangled up in wire. His bleats were so loud I could not ignore him. He was desperate to get back to his mum. She was also caught up - and once free, it was clear she'd injured her leg, possibly broken it. I made some calls when I got home to try and locate the farmer they belong to. I don't know what the outcome will be, but at least ewe and lamb are together, and the little one won't go hungry.

15 comments:

Ali said...

The kale is really beautiful. And you are a sheep hero!

Simone said...

The kale looks delicious. Beautiful and good for you too! Thank goodness you saved that little lamb and her Mum.x

jill said...

Well done for saving the lamb and the sheep, I can't wait for the lambs up our end of the country to come. The kale is gorgeous and I hoep it tasted as good as it looks

marigold jam said...

Isn't nature wonderful and it is often the simplest things which have such beauty - think of a red cabbage cut in half! Lucky you came along for that little lamb - hope the mother will survive.

Jane

Gigibird said...

Poor sheep....I guess it will be curtains for her if her leg is broken...you were very good to intervene.
The kale is such a beautiful colour.
How great to have a well stocked greengrocers.

dottycookie said...

Poor sheep. I used to be friends with a sheep farmer who said he was convinced sheep are born with a deathwish.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful photos - they should be framed! Good for you for saving the lamb; I hope its mum will be OK too.

Frances said...

Oh, you were so kind to be a rescue party for that ewe and lamb. Hoping they will recover and have many happy days.

Kale. Your photos of purple kale are beautiful, and just might tempt me to renew acquaintance with the one vegetable that I found way too fierce for me, since childhood.

How do you prepare that purple kale? Friends have urged me to try some potato/kale soup variations, but so far I am resisting. xo

Poshyarns said...

Glorious purple Kale, the photographs are wonderful. I love a windswept walk too, the dogs get very skittish and it is somehow infectious. Very glad you managed some sheep rescue.

caireen said...

aw wee guy - and in that weather too! x

Louise said...

To find the mother and lamb in that situation must have been very distressing for you. You have done your very best for a good outcome. The colour of the kale is amazing, and great photography. x

Sue said...

An exciting walk with hopefully a good outcome. That kale is fantastic, you've captured it beautifully ;o)

Monica said...

beautiful.

and beautiful what you've done too.

kristina said...

So impressed with your sheep rescue. Hope all will be well.

K x

Liz said...

I thought Thorne's was looking particularly beautiful this week - and so obviously did you!