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Fungus, Lunch and Harvest

Loved this very delicate fungus growing at Community Roots on Volunteer Tuesday. I have tried to identify it but had no luck. https://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-guide/.

Lunch was a delicious spread of salads all picked from the gardens.

The squash harvest is wonderful! This is just half of it.

 

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Volunteering, Dahlias and Peggy Seeger

We’ve been out and it’s very late so please call back tomorrow for photos and words. 🙂

That was a very busy day. First we went to help paint the old Redruth Library which has been abandoned for sometime but is now undergoing change. It is to become a community space for The Writers’ Block, for creativity, for story telling and writing workshops, for drama and performance. A call was put out for volunteers to help paint the first story telling room so off we went. The pictures tell the start of the restoration of this room, preparation and starting to paint. I did work as well as taking photos! Permission was given for all photos to be shared.

Wonderful colour was to be found at the National Dahlia Collection where we went late afternoon.

The best was yet to come.  We went to St Ives to see the wonderful Peggy Seeger. What a woman she is, still performing at 87, still the fierce feminist and activist. She was supported by her singer songwriter son, Neil and their last song which she said was her goodbye to us all, was her beloved Ewan MacColl’s goodbye to her and his family, “The Joy of Living.” I suspect there were few dry eyes in the house.

I bought a tea towel from her ‘merch’ table – I already had the other stuff!

 

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Penryn River, Sails and A Wedding Present

Just before we started our singing this morning, I spent a few minutes looking along the river.

After singing this beauty came along.

A friend of the choir is getting married at the weekend but we can’t all be there so we sang ‘This Love Will Carry’ for him and his bride.  It starts with the sops, the altos come in , then the tenors (inc me) and lastly the basses until the whole choir is singing and sending love to the happy couple.

 

Post Box Topper, Street Furniture and Flowers

As our local children start the new school year, our local knitter has produced another lovely post box topper in honour of Rick, our crossing man who sees children and adults alike safely over the road. 

We loved how this piece of street furniture has been made special with the brass cut-out of Truro Cathedral on the sides.

There are still lots of Cosmos and Dahlias flowering at the allotment so we picked a bunch to enjoy at home.

 

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Support and Cookies

We’ve baked a bunch of cookies today to take with us tomorrow morning to support our local postal workers who are striking for better conditions.

Oat Cookies and Chocolate and Oat Fingers

Talented Bury St Edmunds member has kindly baked a cake that simply demonstrates the struggle that our posties are in today.

And I can’t go without mentioning that Queen Elizabeth has died this afternoon. I’ve never been a royalist  but I do feel sad at the breaking news which has got to me for some reason, perhaps because she was also a Mum, a Granny and a Great Granny and all those people will miss her so. This appeared in my feed and I like it. She was such a good sport and clearly  loved being a part of that sketch. Thank you to the artist.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2022 in art, baking, community, photography, Postaday2022

 

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Roots, Books and A Poem

We spent the morning with the Roots community today for Volunteer Tuesday. P and I planted over 1000 winter salad seeds and the lovely Mr S was working with a team on laying out the beds in the new poly tunnel.

National Read a Book Day on September 6 calls all book lovers to indulge in their favorite hobby, guilt-free. Bringing new worlds to life, books enlighten us and transport us on exciting adventures. They can challenge our perspectives on the human experience in ways unmatched by other media. In a world deluged by technology, National Read a Book Day encourages us to silence the noise and turn the pages for a while.”
Here are the books we are reading at the moment:

Brian Bilston, poet, alerted me to the fact that today is National Book Day and here is his poem, posted here with his permission. I love his clever  sense of humour.

 

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Soup, A Hat and A Window

Today being Volunteer Tuesday it was all hands to bringing in the onion crop and then a bowl of delicious vegetable soup, made by our younger volunteers using produce from the community garden.

One of the children today was wearing a wonderful hat.

I love this window  with the Community Roots logo painted on it.

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2022 in community, Cornwall, photography

 

Barley, Raindrops and A Horse

A different route for our walk today took us past a beautiful golden field of ripe barley.

We’d been dodging showers while working in the garden before our walk and had no rain while walking but the evidence of showers was held in a spider’s web, lovely sparkly diamonds.

This horse came straight over to the gate as we went by so we stopped for a chat. We wondered about the ankle boots – any of you Dear Readers know what they are and what for?

And for a treat, Sting with Fields of Gold. I love this and hope you do too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLVq0IAzh1A

And our women have just won UEFA Women’s Euro 2022!

 

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Community Roots, Poly Tunnel and Harvesting

We visited Community Roots today, described as  “Community Supported Agriculture 🌱 Nature Friendly market garden. Food and friendships within our community” and it was all those things and more.

We expected just to be shown around to to see what was going on but it turned out to be the day for putting up a new poly tunnel and it seemed that extra hands would be useful so we stayed and helped. What a wonderful sense of satisfaction and camaraderie.

Plastic covering ready to roll

Pulling it over and holding tight against the breeze

Tucking in the sides

Done!

It was the day for harvesting the onions and some volunteers, aged  from 3 to 75,  were laying them all out to dry off in the sun.

 

 

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Redruth Pride, Fruit and Vegetables

Redruth Pride, Fruit and Vegetables

Our town was buzzing today for the Pride Parade, full of colour, live music  and happy vibes. The Flag roll-out was wonderful, all the way up Fore Street.

The fruit display for the parade at our fabulous greengrocery, GrowBox, was beautiful.

The Grow Box display for Pride Redruth Photo by Fran

This afternoon I harvested dinner from the lottie – sweetheart cabbage, fine beans, purple teepee beans and yet more courgettes (enough now for another batch of soup). I’ll use the rhubarb tomorrow for Different Every Time Pud.

 

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