Hay bales are in abundance at the moment and can be seen everywhere, a rich reward for all the hard work.
This is the view from my dining room window, I spend many a happy hour watching the horses.
We too are starting to harvest the garden, a reward for all our hard work. Mother nature at her finest. The beetroot has been a huge success.
It was very quickly cooked and pickled ready for the Winter store cupboard.
We have also harvested the early leeks, they have such a strong smell I am so looking forward to the first taste of the season.
Sadly our tomatoes have been a complete disaster this year. So this morning we promptly set off to a local car boot sale in search of some tomatoes to make chutney. We didn't have to search hard they were been sold on a lot of stalls. 7Ibs were brought for £2 along with 10 peppers for £1. Some of the peppers were chopped and bagged for the freezer, the perfect addition for soups and sauces.
I went on to make a batch of tomato chutney and some tomato and red pepper soup.
The taste of summer preserved for the long months ahead when the Summer will very quickly become a distant memory. Have you started preparing for the Autumn yet?
See you soon.