Tag Archives: Growing food

Lockdown 3 – reboot

Everything I read about how the coronacrisis is going confirms my belief that we’re in this for a lot longer than the PM would like to admit. My feeling is that this lockdown is going to take us through till … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: plums are not the only fruit

The world may be going to hell in a handcart, but the local fruit harvest this year looks phenomenal. On my small patch I have a bumper crop of ripe figs – enough for me to be able to pick … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: a day of reckoning, and a (virtual) coffee trip

Sorry, this is a rather long post.  Console yourself with the thought that I may not post again for a few days. Sunday.  Tomorrow I’m due to have the overdue eye surgery.  Usually I’m someone who hopes for the best … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: just another day

So after yesterday’s milestone (100 days), today’s another day.  A very busy one, as it turned out, so not much energy (or time) left to write much. I spent quite a bit of today working on the allotment, and got … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 96

And here we are again on the weekly merry-go-round back at Saturday. A very different day from last Saturday – from my perspective, enjoyably cooler and showery (so no need to water anything apart from the greenhouse plants).  Sadly an … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 92

Another relaxing relaxed day.  Starting off on the allotment (while Malcolm met a friend at an RSPB site).  I walked down to the river to meet up with a friend for coffee out – something previously so ordinary now such … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 91 (Monday)

Too tired to write much, after a completely wonderful day.  Drove up to visit youngest son, d-i-l and granddaughter on the farm where they live.  Perfect weather for staying outdoors all day.  Despite not seeing each other for 3 whole … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 88

Today we should have been setting off for a visit to the Black Forest.  Our plan was to drive there this time and take our bikes. Once we arrive, the car stays put and we mostly walk, and rely on … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 87

Wet, wet wet.  That was today here.  But despite  (or maybe because of) the incessant rain I had another lovely walk back home from Kelston, marred only by the increased traffic on the main road. On the way home I … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 85

A busy day, and warm and humid. Today marked the real start of the harvest season for me.  I picked 3lb of redcurrants and have cooked them ready for straining to make redcurrant jelly tomorrow  I also picked my very … Continue reading

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