This year we've less hazelnuts, our courgettes did nothing and the person who donated the damsons has not been forthcoming. Luckily we've been given courgettes and apples from family and friends, and so the chutney season has begun, with one batch made a couple of weeks ago and more being made this coming weekend. We also experimented and after collecting half a kilo of hawthorn berries last weekend, we made Saucy Haw Ketchup (a River Cottage recipe). I will report back on what it tastes like!
We've picked lots of blackberries and been given some as well, which are waiting for me to make into jam or jelly. I'm looking at recipes and hoping to make it soon.
|These aren't the ones we picked!|
Now we are back from a week away, we are planning for the Autumn and Winter - what preserves to make, when to make the Christmas pudding, and what to plant for the year ahead. I hope to have some time during the dark winter nights to start some craft projects, including starting a hexy patchwork quilt.
The seasons roll on and are constantly changing but the beginning of Autumn is a special time to me. Just reading the wonderful posting about September that Sophie made on Fading Grace and the posting Maria made on Rosy Tinted Spectacles about kicking leaves made me excited about the Autumn to come!
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.