Sunday, September 17, 2006
I'm back from my trip to Sussex - more on that later. At the moment everywhere I look I can see more tasks that need to be done NOW! I'm beavering away getting the garden ready for winter - something that always takes much longer than I expect. Partly this is because I'm always being distracted by robins following me around looking for juicy tidbits or singing away on an apple branch, or by startled toads who've been snoozing under the thick growth that I'm cutting back. That results in both of us leaping into the air because we are taken by surprise, then I have to speak gently and usher it towards a bit that is going to stay undisturbed. Apples are also awaiting my attention, they are falling early and in great numbers before I've had chance to pick them so being windfalls they have to be dealt with quickly. Not easy as my damaged thumb still objects in no uncertain terms to long sessions of peeling and chopping. Nevertheless last night I managed to produce a couple of cinnamon apple crumbles to go in the freezer and later on today I'll try for some more plus an apple cake. I'll have to see how my thumb is feeling about it! For now it's back out into the garden.