Back to it. Isobel off to Stratford, Zoe off to Sixth Form at Kenilworth. Let the great work begin, as Angels in America has it.
It’s been a while. Seeing as how we’re in the late stage of one of those rare, near-perfect summers in the middle of middle England, though, it’s time to re-boot and take stock. First a look back at the interim since September 2013, beginning with a sample from last year’s harvest:
An October chestnut gathering expedition to Crackley Wood, with transatlantic help:
Putting the allotment to bed in November:
Seasonal cheer in the dark days:
The ritual New Year’s hail to the light from a hilltop in Ilmington:
The allotment in mid-April:
A lichtsome Easter voyage up to Glasgow, the isle of Mull and Iona, to see our friends before the oil wars break out at Gretna Green after this September’s referendum:
An early May gathering at the new community hut:
Later in the month we stayed in London courtesy of visiting grandparents, checking out this year’s borders at Kew Gardens:
In June an al fresco supper of peas, beans and strawberries:
And harvesting sweet peas in July.