autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile
I called time on digging at the end of November when the ground became too treacly from all the rain and the autumn sunshine had finally been chased away by the clouds. December visits to the allotment have been short and sharp: progressing from nose drippingly chilly compost drop-offs to finger numbingly speedy pickings of greens (kale, sprouts, cabbage and cavalo nero from Pat). This is the first year I’ve done any autumn preparations so it’s with a happy heart that I’m hanging my spade to gather cobwebs until the spring.
I’d planned to share so much in this post but we’re going away for Christmas this evening. So more as a reminder to myself for when I get back this is what I was going to show you …
Sowing and planting – onion sets, broad beans, field beans, spring bulbs, wallflowers, globe artichokes
an early christmas day with my family last week – making stained glass window biscuits, making Nic’s Christmas Pudding truffles, making salt dough tree decorations, making Ann’s cat, making pavlova for the first time
So you can see why there’s been no time for blogging!
I’ll be offline until after Christmas so all that remains is to send you
warm wishes and festive cheer for a very happy Christmas and a merry New Year. Can’t wait until the real Christmas day to try out my pudding :o)
© post title is a quote by William Cullen Bryant