|The tomatoes keep on coming.|
We had hoped that by now the tunnel would have been ready for clearing and the garlic and onions planted but I don't want to waste the tomatoes and I'm hoping for some green ones to make more chutney, we don't want to run out which is what we have done with the marmalade, we thought I had made plenty to last until the Seville oranges arrive, but suddenly we found we were on the last jar, ordinary fruit jams are not the same for breakfast, nice, but they don't wake you up like marmalade does in the morning.
|First of the late cauliflowers.|
|Roses continue to bloom.|
Today being Sunday we decided to have an unusual treat, a fry up,
|Eggs tomatoes and home cured bacon, brunch fit for a lord.|
Yesterday whilst we were out and about we spotted half a dozen crab apple trees on some waste land, the trees were still laden and although clearly people walk on the bit of land, apples were trampled into the ground, it seems no one had bother to collect any and make something from them, I guess it's easier to pop to the supermarket and buy jars of stuff full of additives than to collect fruit and make your own.
|More foraged fruit.|
|The plaster is slowly drying out.|
At last the straw bale building is nearly completed, the external lime plastering is done,
|Lime plaster needs touching up around the windows.|
|Wiring needs to be tidied up, but it's almost done.|
We have bought four more 1000 L plastic cubes, these will take the water from the barn roof, two of the containers will be for irrigation of the tunnel when we have found the right type of irrigation pipes for the job, it will beat lugging buckets of grey water from the kitchen to keep everything watered. These new containers will bring out water storage capacity to over 10.000 L of water, a bit of effort, and a few hours work, no water bills and water that does not contain fluoride or chlorine in it.