Cherry Ripe

It is lovely to find yourself doing the same things as a year ago.  The cherries are ripe and we are starting to pick and process them just like we did in 2011.  Last year I think they were ready slightly earlier and there was David, Bree and Gav here to help with the pitting.  After a spell of hot weather we are currently having a lot of rain but the garden is happy.  Read more…

Salami and Snow

Drying salami

The snow is starting to melt.  The salami is hanging in the window.  We have spent the last two months in the kitchen by the stove reading books, looking after the animals and getting ready for the spring and summer in the garden.  The tomato seedlings in the window are already looking good.   Read the rest of this entry…..