Preserving Autumn in a ritual that celebrates the late summer and autumnal abundance of the garden and hedgerows with nobody whispering Hands Face Space, Keep Your Distance, Cover Your Face, Stay Home, Eat Out or whatever the latest slogan may be.
October already! How did that happen? The long, hot summer days have faded away and autumn has taken hold. Yesterday, when I went out to shut my hens away for the night, the sun was shining and there was a pleasant breeze so I thought I’d make the most of it and take a quick walk.
Life may have changed irrevocably in many ways, but some things are just the same as ever. This week, everyone is poised and waiting for harvest. Every year in late July and early August, there are constant checks to see if any of the crops are ready to harvest and the weather forecast consulted regularlyContinue reading “Poised and Waiting”
The elder has flowered early this year, no doubt duped by the endless days of sunshine this year. As ever, the flowers closest to home are either too high for me to reach, on the wrong side of a wide ditch or next to a busy track along which lorries thunder past all day. But,Continue reading “Sparkling Elderflower and Rose Drink”
Have shunned all social contact for one month. Every day, thank my lucky stars that I have a garden and that I’m not on my own or worse, stuck with someone I don’t want to be with. Life much the same as before. Farm work continues as usual and still plenty to do in theContinue reading “Lockdown Diary Month One”