Good morning, everyone. We're back to dull mornings again today and we had more rain last night. More rain is forecast for this afternoon too so it's just as well we did allotment stuff yesterday.
It was another good day! Alex stayed the morning and I took him home just before lunch time. At three I met up with Beth at the allotment and we mowed, uprooted, weeded, cleared and harvested. The mange tout are gone now - they've been a big disappointment this year but we'll probably give them another go next year and choose the seeds carefully. Perhaps it was the dry weather - it was hard to give such an expanse enough water by watering can but it could just have been that they didn't like the heat.
Anyway, we picked baby corn (nearly over now), runner beans (doing better there than in my garden), courgettes and tomatoes. We shared the corn and Beth had the rest as I have tomatoes and runners at home. There were six raspberries so we shared them and ate them there and then. Then we had a go at the apple tree. Lift each apple and if it is ripe it will come off with a very gentle tug/slight twist. We both took some home! The pears (I've discovered that they are Williams pears) are not ready yet, neither are the redloves.
It was nice to get some of the weeds cleared - it was beginning to look a bit tatty. There's more to do but we have broken the back of it for the moment and from the path it looks lovely again. We just don't look too closely at the potatoes which are riddled with weeds. :-)
Today I shall be going swimming in less than an hour and then the day's my own. Nothing in the diary. I'm feeling quite weary so will take things easy. I shall turn some tomatoes into passata for the freezer (great for winter soups) and I might make some bread. I haven't made bread for ages as I eat very little nowadays, mainly because the liver shrinking/happy gallbladder eating didn't really lend itself to much in the bread line. I think I'll make one loaf and the rest will be rolls. That will do nicely.
Have a very pleasant day, everyone, whatever the weather!