Sunday, 30 July 2017

sunday lunch harvest, keeping in touch, maris peer, tell-tale steam, punting, summer school



A Sunday lunch harvest from the allotment. I couldn't claim to be self-sufficient in a million years but I love keeping in touch with the land through this small square of earth. Digging, cultivating, planting, growing and harvesting. Each year different things do better than others. Not many courgettes this time, although there are plenty of plants. The ruby chard is great in 2017 but hardly came to anything last season. Maris Peer potatoes, by the way.

This morning there was a toot-toot and tell-tale steam in the dip of the road below the allotment field and some minutes later the steam engine trundled by like an earth quake. A magnificent contraption!

A friend visited yesterday for punting, a late morning picnic and lunch. It was a wonderful day.

Very much enjoyed working with the summer school students this week.

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