Today is another gorgeous day. Perfect to be outdoors in the garden (not in front of the computer Julie!). Summer has been amazing but I’m looking forward to autumn, there is a chill in the air at night and it won’t be long before those trees will be shedding their leaves peppering the ground in hues of gold and brown.
I don’t mind though, I do love the seasons.
Border collie love
Nothing like hauling in the peaches and letting them ripen on the bench in the garage. Perfect! The smell is just divine …
This time of year I am so lucky to have my father-in-law in town. Bill is not only a great bloke but a star in the kitchen. He soon becomes chief jam and jelly maker stocking up our pantry for the winter months ahead – Damson jam, crabapple jelly, and jars and jars of preserved peaches.
How lucky am I? I even surprised myself the other day, by making a particularly yummy peach and plum Indian pickle .. Think spicy hot.
I need to also grab pen and paper and get cracking on my winter planting plan! It’s time to decide on what goes where and with whom! I’m a fan of rotating crops, which is important to lessen the likelihood of pests and disease and to help with soil fertility and structure. It’s also good to think about planting green manure crops which will provide food for the garden when they are ‘dug back in’. I shall grab my seed box from the fridge with pencil in hand and start jotting down those seeds which I need to replenish! Does it sound nuts to say, I love doing this? LOL
I know a shot of a gate!
I loathe finishing on a sad note and I ummed and ahhed about mentioning this .. But for all those that have been following my blog and enjoyed the antics of my gorgeous black, naughty chicken called Sally, I’m so sorry to say that she died last week. Sometimes it is just so hard saying goodbye.
Missing my chicken ..