|Our plum tree, Victoria, has excelled herself this year|
|A potato mosaic (variety Rooster)|
|Could do better - Vinnie Vine's meagre offering|
And when I say “heavy work”, I am not joking... At home, even thirty years ago, we had mechanical bale-stackers to lift and load bales onto trailers. On the Swiss farm, it soon became evident that the bale-stackers were Vreni and... er, Yours Truly. As I watched Vreni deftly spear a square bale of hay with a pitchfork and swing it up into the air and on to the back of the trailer, my heart sank swiftly.
|Peeled plums playing on my mind...|
|Courgettes still growing in the polytunnel|
|Looking forward to making green tomato chutney!|
|Runner beans are still growing in the polytunnel|
|It was National Poetry Day this week, so|
this spade made me think of the late
Seamus Heaney's poem "Digging"
|Spot the sunbathing bluebottle! (on the left)|
|Autumn Crocuses in all their purple glory|
|Confused.com - this poor lost butterfly was flying round our hall!|
|We're on the road to nowhere - autumn leaves|