Chicken Pie with our own Tarragon, Leeks
On a whim, earlier in the year, we bought a tray of “mini” Sweet Corn plants.
We thought mini meant the size of the plant but when they hit the roof of the polytunnel
we realised that was not the case.
Mini corn meant that the ears needed to be harvested while small. So today we did
Dinner tonight will not include this
which we found secreting itself at the edge of a polytunnel
It might not quite be a candidate for the heaviest marrow at the show on Saturday
but it will make a meal.
We marked our card
and went down to The Institute
to register our intent to lay our beans on the table (and tomatoes, and courgettes)
Feeling this occasion lacked the opportunity for us to exhibit all our wonders, we were able to suggest to The Committee some classes for inclusion next year:
Ducks most able to plot an escape
Duck with most exciting face
Most Translucent Pea
Duck with Ducklings At Foot
Most Exciting Aubergine
Most Handsome Squash
Most Unusual Wines
Elder Flower Champagne
Chicks with the Featherest Feet
Moth and Nasturtium
Drop Of Water in An Interesting Place
A Pair Of Pears
Best Fed Caterpillar
Welsh French Beans
It is a good job we have neighbours who can share our daily crop of runners
They will probably help us with these too
These are for the birds
But these are for us
We don’t need to read this to know things are different now.
We can remember buddleias covered in Red Admirals, Tortoiseshells and Peacocks.
Now, as we look through the bedroom window, we see lots of Whites – Large and Small
and are happy to share the nasturtiums with their caterpillars
So today we are happy just to see
and one Painted Lady