Monday, 24 August 2009

Ashes, films and fresh eggs.

Firsty so as not to upset our friends in Australia who read this blog I am not going to mention England's great win in the Ashes yesterday. It would be churlish of me to gloat as I know they would never do such a thing had the result been reversed ( yeah right!).

Anyway I actually spent a lot of the weekend in the garden (with the radio on) enjoying the lovely weather. We even went to an outdoor film so next door on Saturday night. I read in the gardening magazines that this is a new craze, you just need to hook up a projector to a laptop and find a suitable screen, in this case the back wall of a garage. It works really well and is great fun.

As you can see our blackberries are ripening well at the moment. I think my decision not to chop the hedges back as much over the winter has paid off as it looks like we are going to get a bumper crop this year.

After a barren couple of weeks the hens have started laying again. I have no idea why they stopped or for that matter why they have stared again. I am sure the is a reason, someone said it may be the autumn moult but I haven't seen any evidence to suggest that. All I know is the quality of my breakfast was suffering!


  1. I've been in Edinburgh for the weekend, where cricket isn't really a big deal (and an England victory is nothing to celebrate) so I'm just catching up on the jubilations.
    But I managed to watch most of the day's play on Friday in the office, and it was like being on a rollercoaster ride - euphoria one minute and despair the next. I think the hens must be cricket fans and the tension just got to them. I think I'd have stopped laying if I'd been a hen - it was certainly quite difficult to concentrate on work!

  2. Your blackberry photo is gorgeous!

  3. Victoria, We have lots of friends down under, so you can imagine the texts and facebook comments last night.

    Bonnie, they taste better than they look.


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