Friday, 4 September 2009
Goodbye summer, Hello autumn
Autumn is here, I don't want it yet...but all the signs are there, summer is on its way out. We have had boundiful < is there such a word??) crops from the allotment and our pantry is full of jams, chutneys and pickles as well as wine! My DH makes a very nice crispy fruity white as well as a rather nice red.
Here is a peep into our pantry!
We have damson and blackberry wine nurdling away in the corner and our shelves are buckling with, marrow and blackberry chutney, bean chutney, cougette chutney and courgette pickle as well as jellys and jams.
And of course all in the dark under the stairs are strings of onions and bags of potatoes. Plaited garlic hang from our kitchen shelf ready to frighten those vampires away!! LOL
Life is busy and growing it all is very satisfying.
Stuffed squash for tea the other evening with sliced runner beans and potatoes and we still have carrots to come. We will need to make some tomato chutney both red and green before we are away for a weeks holiday next week and Mike wants to do sloe gin, all ready for christmas.. I thought I was on a diet!! Ah well there is always next year!
The swallows and the swifts may have left us but our cheeky little squirrel is back on the bird table and the bird seed feeders are swinging with all the green finches, tits and sparrows as well as the robin gleening underneath.
The skies are red at night and the leaves may be turning yellows and reds but isn't there plenty to feast your eyes on as the seasons change.