Once again we have a super-abundancy of nuts. I can't believe it is a year since I wrote about collecting the nuts from my garden, but here I am again, happily collecting up the fat little bodies - this is yesterday's haul...
Aren't they beautiful? As fast as I walk along picking up the nuts I hear a gentle plop behind me and know that if I turn round and walk back the grass will be strewn with even more. And if you are thinking I ought to be leaving them for the dear little grey treerats with big tails and good P.R. (squirrels) well, I cannot get easily behind the trees and don't scrabble in the undergrowth, so I reckon there is still plenty of food left for them. Anyway, stupid creatures just bury them all over my garden and then forget where they have put them and dig up my bulbs! You will gather I am not over fond of squirrels.
When I take the husks off, this reminds me of the vinyl floor covering I had years ago which looked like a pebbly beach! Incidentally,anyone who lives near me and wants little nut trees - well, I dig them out by the score!
I have also made MORE bramble jelly. This time I squeezed the jelly bag! I hope my mother wasn't watching from above, but I don't think with blackberry jelly you are aiming for a clear translucent W.I. prize winner and I am happy to have a cloudy jelly and more of it - especially the way senior grandson eats it!
I have fitted in some sewing - a friend asked me to do a picture for a neighbour who is having a significant birthday and is a keen bowler. I think I can show the picture in advance of the birthday as I am pretty sure she is not a blog reader!
Anyway, it was quite fun to do although anatomically I don't think she works !