Monday, February 20, 2017
Her costume, at least, hanging on the back of a chair, waiting for a child to wriggle inside it, in preparation for the Harvest Festival. We expect to have flower fairies galore over the weekend of the festival, with several sewing machine-capable festival committee members creating beautiful costumes like this one made by Robyn many years ago, for Hollie to wear.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
The Coe's Golden Drop tree is laden to branch-cracking and the plums are swelling every day, so we've given a couple of the most heavily-laden branches a good shake - and here's what came tumbling down! They will continue to ripen in the baskets till they are a rich yellow, soft and sweet and we'll bottle as many of them as we can. We shook apples too, from the Worster Pearmain, as the birds were beginning to peck holes in them.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Growing on a tree given to us in our first year here in our Riverton forest garden, these plums failed to appear until this year, at which point they appeared en masse and in full delicious mode. My daughter, Hollie arranged for the harvesting (her mum and dad did the hard graft) and created this lovely dessert to feature the very sweet and tasty plums and we dutifully ate it all up!
Posted by robertguyton at 7:50 AM