It has been a slightly odd year. For example, here we are at midday on the last day and outside the temperature is around 12 degrees,
and, more to the point, it has been there for the last thirty-six hours.
So, time for a quick look back.
At times, family have appreciated a place to escape to,
and we have been able to provide peace and quiet when work needs to be done.
Our vegetable growing has been more organised
As well as the inevitable glut of Runner Beans we enjoyed expanding our growing of Broad Beans and Sugarsnap Peas
We grew our Aubergines in the greenhouse, instead of a tunnel, and had better results.
Having, towards the end of there year, removed some of the sycamores which were shading the greenhouse we hope for more light and more Aubergines next year
As always, we thought the tomatoes would never ripen but in the end we had a reasonable crop
We even took some honey.
We managed to sell a lot of eggs during the course of the year.
to which the Ducks occasionally volunteered a contribution
After living with us for six years,
we said goodbye to Bert at the advance age of eleven
We enjoyed the Tulips in the Orchard
and the Dragonflies round the Lake
although butterflies were less plentiful
Jessie was active
and Maisie wasn’t
Normal activities continued
We made our annual batch of Elderflower champagne
and returned to making country wines