Earlier in the year we were given some Pumpkin and Squash plants, the squash we were told were the Spaghetti variety, the Pumpkins just Pumpkins. Well the Spaghetti Squash turned out to be
normally they are about three to four inches across, the first one we have harvested is just over ten inches across and weighed in at 5lb 2 oz, it looks lovely,
This month has been on the whole dry and very mild, some days have been hot, so far we have not needed to light the wood burner in the lounge, however we have still managed to find some wild mushrooms,
I think back to our Spanish days, we were spoilt for choice there even to having Chanterelles growing in the forest just below our farm. We have been told that they also grow here, in the Dublin area, a bit too far to go foraging.
The straw bale project is progressing well now that we have the straw, we had ordered what we required and arranged for it to be delivered, unfortunately, although you might be given a day for delivery it seldom happens when it is expected, after all the years that we have lived in Ireland we should be used to this, but we are not. Two further trips to see the man who sells it, who clearly, although he had written the order down, had forgotten and we got the delivery yesterday, three days later than expected. I just hope the weather holds, as it is the building has to be put to bed each night covering it with silage cover, just in case we get unexpected rain,