There is a restlessness as the seasons shift and a need for change.
September is always a prominent marker in the year. It makes me think of sharp pencils and new shoes; reading suggestions and equipment lists; scratched hands picking shiny blackberries and apples eaten straight from the tree.
Five photos from the farm this week. Around the fields, the first froth of white blossom is filling the hedges. In the garden the cherry plum tree just beats the blackthorn, but on the farm the blackthorn bushes are always the first to flower followed by the hawthorn. Blackthorn blossom forming We have lots ofContinue reading “Five for Friday – the spring edition”
Lately, we’ve been … … 1 enjoying autumn leaves. I wonder whether I shall ever reach the age when kicking autumn leaves is no longer a joy. I do hope not. … 2 picking sloes to make Sloe Gin. It’s proving to be a bumper year for sloes around here and it’s goodContinue reading “Autumn days”