Morning, everyone. The sun is sort of shining and I'm sat at the PC waiting for Matt the Plumber to turn up to give my boiler its annual service. He knows I'm an early starter and always books me in at eight so it doesn't intrude into the main part of the day, bless him.
The highlight of yesterday was going to the allotment with Beth - which I guess says much about the rest of the day!
We drove down, expecting to get very hot, but at that point the sun decided to go behind high clouds so it really wasn't so bad after all.
We started by picking the baby corn - there were five ready but I had picked six yesterday so that wasn't bad at all. Alex doesn't like it so Beth was happy with five.
The photo is just of the top part because, frankly, once you start pulling off the little cobs, the stems get more than a bit raggedy.
Then we moved on to the runner beans and you would not believe how many more were ready for picking. Enough for two meals for her and Alex plus some for the freezer.
Now they really are coming in, picking is going to be a daily job alongside the watering, for a while. No complaints from me although I will need to take some sort of stepladder for the highest ones!
I'm so happy they have decided to make an effort. :-)
I hope yours is too! xx