Quote of the day:
“Just a minute” said a voice in the weeds.
So I stood still
in the day’s exquisite early morning light.
– Mary Oliver
Forage in June for:
Dog Rose, Elderflower, Ash Keys, Honeysuckle, Lime flowers, Ox-eye Daisies, Wild Strawberries
Tag Archives: Harvest
13-10-2018 Today’s morning dogwalk encompassed sunshine, blustery winds, fallen trees, a couple of rain showers and a lovely double rainbow. Straddling the seasons as it were. It was also very warm, 26.5 deg C by lunchtime if my car is … Continue reading
Sources: Book – The Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation Seeds – 3 different Achocha varieties are available from The Real Seed Catalogue
I’ve been picking drying beans for the last few days and shucking them to store as they get nice and crunchy. It’s a therapeutic task for a while, but then gets tedious, so I do them in batches. I love … Continue reading
We’ve been away and I am sure that I am not alone in that the first thing that I do on returning is to run around house making sure that all the indoor plants have survived, giving any drooping specimens … Continue reading
Do you want to ‘wake up’ some apple trees, so that you get a brilliant crop this year? Then you need to go a-wassailing and tonight is the night to do it. Twelfth Night, the evening of 5th January, is … Continue reading
Winnowing : – To free seed of chaff by fanning with wind or a forced current of air. I like the thought that I’ve been winnowing. It feels a very earthy and ancient activity and as a bonus I am … Continue reading
Imagine the Garden of Hesperides. Imagine eating one of the mythical golden apples that grant immortality. Then picture a quince. It’s possible they were one and the same (the ancient roman agricultural writer Columella speculated that they were). So there … Continue reading