Yesterday was my weekly farmers' market trip. I bought a ton of stuff as the harvest is really heating up around here. Thomas was busy preparing the vegetables for human consumption, while I was offering samples to the parrots and photographing their reaction. Not exactly an equal distribution of labor!
I had purchased basil, so while Thomas was making pesto, he gave me some basil blossoms for the parrots. Max and Stella were very interested, though I suspect they were just ripping the leaves off and not ingesting anything:Also, Stella was not interested until she saw Max try some!Next were little grape tomatoes. Thomas gave some to Max. Her eye is pinning here; she is very interested:
Rocky saw Thomas handing this out, and he wanted some, so he went down into begging posture:The first attempt by Thomas to give him a grape tomato resulted in Rocky dropping it. You can see it on the left of the picture. It almost looks like one of Thomas's fingers!
But the second attempt was successful:
Thomas placed some of the vegetables on the floor as a temporary holding place. He had so many things going on at once, he'd run out of counter space! Stella came over to investigate this zucchini:
Max also enjoyed the zucchini:As did Steve. Look at the size difference in just a minute or so:And a little video of him eating. I know this is probably very boring, but when he does normal things like this, it makes me so happy!
Stella then moved on to a cucumber:
After she was done:
It didn't go to waste -- Thomas cleaned it up and took the slices for lunch today.
Corn is always a favorite:
Thomas made dinner, sauteed vegetables placed on a bed of pureed cauliflower. It was delicious, even though it may not sound like it! Once the pan had cooled down, we both left the room for a minute, only to return to find this:Dessert was a honeydew melon. Rocky loved it!
Here is a video of him eating it. I think it is really funny that when he has something that he really likes, he keeps his top beak on it while he eats, as though then Thomas can't pull the fork away:
The caiques also ate vegetables; they were just in the living room so I didn't take pictures of them.