Sunday, 11 May 2008

Locally grown

It's been a funny few days here - while much of the uk has been basking in hot sunshine, we've been enveloped in a thick sea fog, with visibility down to about five feet! I kept looking at the weather forecast which was promising us sunshine, then looking outside....and seeing the forecasters were wrong again. After a bit of a gloomy start this morning, the heat of the sun finally waved the fog away, and it's been gloriously hot again. A day for a walk in the woods in dappled sunshine, and work on the garden. I try and buy all my fresh food locally - that is, locally grown. From June to February I have a local veg box, and I supplement this with farm gate sales, and last year, a few pots of salad leaves and herbs at home. I have bigger plans this year for growing my own. Today was a real treat - my first taste of new season local strawberries and asparagus.



A quite delicious supper - especially with the addition of some clotted cream on the strawberries. Yum!

The rest of the day was spent clearing more of the garden, and picking numerous snails off my aurum lilies - here they are trying to escape!


I had some help today - two paws make light work of digging a hole...

Let's investigate...

A bit of frenzied action...

The deeper digging...

Close-up inspection...ah, there's my very muddy tennis ball!


I hope you enjoyed the sunshine!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana

I haven't seen the asparagus lady yet at the farmers market, hope she's there tomorrow as it's one of my spring treats.

I was wondering where you get your dishcloth yarn as locally I can only get natural and I would love some colours.

Going to be another sunny day today, enjoy Pippa in Falmouth.

Pipany said...

Hello Diana. Love the photo of strawberries; they're just scrummy at the moment aren't they? We've been busy at our allotment planting loads of veg which i would quite happily graze on forever xx

Exmoorjane said...

Toddled over from Pipany's blog and oh yum, strawberries and asparagus - two of my very favourite things....
Love the digging dog too. AND your dishclothes - they are really gorgeous and might even tempt me back to knitting.