Another cold, damp day but the volunteers’ spirits are never dampened. Just see what’s growing, what’s being harvested, the new beds being prepared – and all the smiling faces. The solemn faces only showed when the serious business of consuming delicious, freshly prepared vegetable soup was the job in hand.
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In November we put elastic bands on the veg bags so that they could be tie dyed. Today we undid them and this is the one I worked on.
We went to visit Dear friends today to catch up after many weeks and to meet their new kitten. We both fell in love with him!
Isn’t he gorgeous?
Our lovely friend had been baking and sent us home with some of her delicious cookies.
Later we visited the beach as the rain had stopped and is due again tomorrow so we seized the moment.
It’s that time of year again and today we have made the first two batches of the best marmalade in the world! I love making marmalade as I learned the skill from my Dad when I was about 10 years old and whenever we make it now, my Dad is in the kitchen with me encouraging the finest slicing of the oranges and careful watching of the boiling mixture.
A beautiful poster of this year’s Full Moons came my way yesterday, the day of the Cold Full Moon, otherwise called the Stay Home Moon and I have been given permission by the artist to share it with you.
I served our Pork Balls in Tarragon Sauce with some Tree Cabbage harvested from Roots this morning. Find out more about Tree Cabbage here.
We called at the station this morning to check on an upcoming journey and found Hector, the station cat, sitting all alone in the lounge. There’s a notice on the door asking passengers not to let him in as he has a kennel on the platform but I wasn’t about to sprag on him on such a bitter morning – if ever!
We only lasted at Roots for a couple of hours today as it was bone chillingly cold. We worked together on clearing old nasturtiums from the poly tunnels and generally tidying up in there. At coffee time, a charming little dog sat looking longingly at the cake that the lovely Mr S was consuming.
The work done on the one acre site is amazing! What has been achieved by the team and their tribe of volunteers is just mind-blowing. Here is the field in March 2021 and the ‘farm’ June 2022 – quite remarkable.
Above three photos taken from the screen at the meeting.
I picked a little posy of Rosemary, Petunia and Wallflowers to take next door to remember Bill-next-door’s birthday. He was such a lovely man, missed by so many. Read about him here