|Ox mountain, Co. Sligo|
|Lots of soft fruit.|
|The first strawberries bottled and one jar of juice to use with homemade ice-cream.|
Specially for Donna here is a step by step guide for making Elderflower cordial.
|Flowers detached from the stems.|
|Add zest and juice from four lemons,|
I am also going to try freezing the flowers to make more cordial later on in the year, I don't know if this will work or not, this is the one time Google has let me down.
A few days ago I received a parcel from one of my blogging friends in the US containing a real bees wax candle for me to make furniture polish, a jar of wonderful smelling rose balm which my hands are greatly appreciating,
|Freddie made the first inspection.|
|One cat on a high.|
|Next came Susy.|
|Then Misty entered the mix.|
|Ducklings at three weeks.|
The ducklings are growing well and enjoying being outside, but they do make such a mess. Their drinking water is used as a bath and has to be change four times a day.
|Connemara mare and foal.|
|Our neighbours horses.|
The gardens are looking very colourful and the roses are now in full bloom,
I have a three week holiday from the pottery class, unfortunately my teacher has various shows to attend, Friday is now quite boring,
We are still trying to get our heads around the Brexit vote, and it would appear that we are now stateless persons. Although still British passport holders we were not allowed to vote as we have been out of the country too long, neither can we vote in any Irish referendums, only in local and general elections, when votes really don't count. Despite the Brexit campaign being led by BoJo who was tipped to be the next Tory leader, he has not entered the race, now what in heavens name is that all about? It seems that the pantomime season has come early this year. I wonder where we will all be this time next year, will there even still be a United kingdom although an oxymoron to call it United, let alone an EU. It looks like England is as good at politics as they are at football. Interesting times.
|I love the colour of this Delphinium.|
|They are very tall and have to be staked.|
|Suzy and Tommy.|