Monday, October 27, 2014


A holey box I didn't buy at the brocante the other day! I imagine it's a foot warmer (which actually I could do with in my shed...)

Friday, October 24, 2014

walnut harvest

I feel justified in calling it a harvest this year as there are just so many! 16 crates full.
We've been drying them under the hanger  and just boxed them up and put them in the barn this morning. Our log delivery came and we have stacked it neatly and are waiting for some more this afternoon (everything stops for lunch!).

The daytime temperatures have dropped about 15ยบ this week  - just like that we're lighting the stoves at night. The sky is still blue though and the air so clear - it's beautiful.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

autumn produce

The raspberries have been brilliant this year - about a pound every day or two for the last I don't know how many weeks. They're slowing down now but there are figs and chestnuts and it's a super mega bumper year for walnuts - my favourite of all the crops.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014