It has been a while since I last wrote a post on my blog, it was Spring time then.
Now we are into a hot and dry summer with temperatures in the high 20 and even above 30 Celsius degrees.
On Saturday it was 34 Celsius in the shade.
The garden has lost its Springtime fresh green look and the Summer garden has more muted and softer colours.
The vegetables need to be watered nearly every day and we have been eating beans, courgettes, carrots, corn, radishes, cucumbers, strawberries and potatoes.
Henk has made two more vegetables plots and I have sown beetroot and carrots, also cauliflower for the winter.
Most of the apples are good and I have sold the first bag at my road stall yesterday.
While I am writing mint apple jelly is cooking on the stove.
The blackcurrants are picked by machinery and after the grower is finished the public can go and pick the leftover blackcurrants for free.
So I went this morning when it was not to hot and picked a container full.
It was not easy, because the berries are on the lower branches and more or less I had to crawl on my knees to pick enough.
I felt a bit like Ruth out of the old Testament, but instead of gathering left over wheat, I was picking left over berries and I was the only one picking in the field.
It got to hot, so this job is better at dusk when the temperature is cooler.
|The pond in the garden.|
|Our cottage and the shell path and new vegie plots.|
The studio is the little cottage we build in the front and I open mostly in the weekends for visitors.
|a Summer sunset|
|Birds nest out of the garden|
Summer has many gifts for us.
|The rainbow after a rain storm|