Elderberries and Sloes ripe and full of colour
We gathered some elderberries - probably freeze them for now and gather more soon to make cordial or syrup, lots more elderberries to pick another day. We have also been nature gathering in the parks, horse chestnuts (conkers), acorns are all falling amongst the leaves that seemed to start falling back in June and July! Yes it's been a funny year for the seasons again this year.
still to ripen
We have continued to harvest many more blackberries and many, many pears this week, oh and more figs which we've been slowly freezing and have an enormous amount now. Thinking of doing some kind of fig pudding for Christmas. The apples (and remaining pears) need to wait until we get through that crate!
Another couple of weeks here before school term starts, much art and crafting going on here both by Imogen and myself. Will share some projects soon.