Sunday, 21 July 2013

A change is as good as a rest

So, you will have to excuse my lack of blogging. I have been quite busy over the last few months transforming a community garden, starting a business, finishing off my DTLLS [nearly there] and tying up the loose ends in my job. 

We had a strange spring but now it's glorious summer and with it comes, a distinct lack of water. But things are growing. 

My Long Red Florence onions came out today - the first few got roasted for dinner but here's the biggest, which will be eaten for tea tomorrow.

Mark harvested the rest of the gooseberries - we grow one Gooseberry Pax and this lot is the harvest - I will be making Gooseberry Jelly tomorrow, and with the stuff left in the muslin after straining, some gooseberry wine. Some are frozen [last week's harvest] and the rest are lovely juicy and fresh off the plant tonight.

And another huge batch of raspberries; the autumn ones are just flowering and the main summer ones are ripening every day. This little lot is being frozen and I'll make some sort of desserts with them. The rest - wine!