late December

In contrast to the beautiful Summer Colour photographs that Jane posted at The Shady Baker, here are my equivalent December pictures as I walk around the farm.

broad beans
Broad beans pushing up through the earth. Now that the shortest day and longest night of the year have passed,  a glimmer of hope that the dark mornings and evenings will soon be brightening and plants will eventually spring to life.

Great Forest December
The track behind our house. Still wet and muddy.
tomatoes from greenhouse Dec
Tomatoes. Sometimes there is value in being a lazy gardener who doesn’t cut down the dying plants. These tomatoes were still hanging on. If they ripen, maybe we’ll be able to eat home grown tomatoes over Christmas.
mince pies with crumble topping
Mince pies made with Green Tomato Mincemeat, topped with coconut and almond crumble.
ivy
No decorations yet, but there’s plenty of ivy ready to be cut down to bring into the house on Christmas Eve.
Not long to go now …