Happy Days

A little bit of heaven in the allotment today.  made up of fragments of satisfaction, including;

sitting with Jayne in the summerhouse while I explain to her that a mars bar is really all from  plants and can be included in one’s five a day vegetables. (I will explain later if necessary!)

Digging up fresh round white and red potatoes ready for lunch, and finding enough peas and late broadbeans to go with them. 

talking to the little black cat who has come to join us there.

being presented with the first peach from Jayne’s peach tree, smelling its skin, and swopping it for a few spuds. – what a deal!  I can’t believe this little tree has come through the worst winter on record and is now giving us fruit. – well two at least – there is a second peach coming along behind!  We now have to wait for the grapevine to deliver.  There is a wonderful quote from someone which goes, “Those who believe that all fruits ripen at the same time as strawberries know nothing about grapes.”  The best can sometimes be trusted to be left till last.  

My work at Comic Relief has been extended for another three weeks, so August won’t be the summer break I expected, but hey ho. we all like to be needed.  I am planning a break out in September.

About mrsgarnettsgarden

After a life in International Development where I have seen many resililent women farmers bring abundance out of almost nothing, I'm now more often at home in Derbyshire with my husband David, a retired Archdeacon who runs the churches on the Chatsworth estate. Our garden and my allotment are the setting for a little diary of plants and pottering, aided and abetted by our dogs, Spaniel jess, and Collie, Pip. David is a hen fanatic so the chicken runs encroach ever nearer the house. I work freelance as an assessor for Comic Relief International grants, and also run a little not for profit agency to help African women get going in business, called "Lasting Solutions."
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