On Friday we decided to visit the local farm shop again to see what fruit and vegetables they had in stock.
We found radishes and beans straight from the fields. The beans were delicious with our evening meal. Radishes lovely and peppery with a cheese salad roll for lunch. We still have some left.
Plums not long picked and brought into the shop. The fruits on our plum tree are still green. These were delicious stewed with a little custard.
This year we covered he raised beds with netting to create a cage to grow fruit and vegetables in as last year the visiting badgers dug up and ate a lot of our root vegetables. Things were going well but over the last week potatoes and carrots have been taken. We couldn't see how the badgers had got into the cage it was like an Agatha Christie 'door locked from the inside' mystery. We finally realised that they were getting in under the flap of material in the entrance way without moving the stone that was holding it down. Clever but naughty badgers!
Scenes from a recent walk.
I must try and join in with the Big Butterfly Count this summer. I will have to do it in the garden so that I can use the oven timer to measure the fifteen minutes recommended for the count. My watch battery ran out a couple of months ago so I never know what time it is when we go for walks. I can't yet contemplate going to the Watch Repair shop in the shopping centre up in the city centre where I usually go to get a new battery fitted.
Tomatoes from and in the greenhouse. We are getting quite a few now although like the plums they need more sunshine to ripen them.
A few flowers from the garden, taken before the rain could damaged them.