.....family life in rural UK .....real life, occasionally funnier....
Oh wow! How fantastic! Well done x
Well done,your children look so proud.My envy goes up yet another notch. It is wonderful to see all your hard work pay off so handsomely.
Oh, how I envy! I try to grow gardens but instead I grow plants that grow just a little and then die! Your garden is beautiful:)
Those potatoes look yummy.
Some serious garden envy there! We've just eaten out first runner beans of the season.
Dat's alot of taters! gosh wow!!How do you keep them fresh until you eat them, do you have a cold room in the cellar?
Fabulous potatoes! Are these the ones you were harvesting when you snuck off to check email? Wales is lovely, btw!
Potati! Potata! life goes on oh! La la Larch goes on!Love those gorgeous potatoes the bounty is wonderful!
I've got plums me. Two types. And some sort of apples. Just waiting. And waiting for me blackberries. Waiting and pouncing is the only sort of gardening I do. And sniffing sometimes. No actual labour involved. Except nettle sting relief application. I just haven't got that...... thing. That gardening thing. I start OK but can't do the following through bit. Still - I've got lots of butterflies. And end up with lots of crumbles and jam come late Summer. I get very excited about me harvest I do. Come on garden.......
The English Writer: Thank you, think of all the butter I'll be eating!James: The children were amazed. We've grown potatoes before but not on this scale. I hope they are inspired to always grow their own.Alexis Hallum: I've grown before but never as sucessfully. Clearly good soil plus huge mountains of cow poo is the secret.Brenda Grolle: Have thoroughly checked.... yes, very yummy.Fennie: Wow, we're miles behind you, my beans are only just forming now.... I've also noticed that the pumpkins are threaded through them, reaching to the sky for light.... Should be interesting the heavier they get. I clearly have a race on to eat as many beans before the whole structure collapses!Technodoll: Oh you've got me worried now.... I've double bagged them in hesian sacks and they are in the dairy/larder which is fairly cool and pretty dark. Here's hoping they last till Christmas or beyond.'Cross the Pond: These are the exact potatoes in question... Wales is gorgeous, the mid and north Wales coastline is breathtaking. You'll HAVE to take another trip.natural selection: It's so difficult preparing potatoes now; always steamed (as they are new potatoes) but do I serve with butter and chives, butter alone, mayonaise, hollandaise sauce or smothered in ratatouille... Oh decisions, decisions....MadamSmokinGun: I'm not completely sure whether I'm a good gardener or a really greedy eater where the gardening bit is just a part of the process of stuffing my face! I can't make jam to save my arse...it never sets. I pretend I meant to make coulis (posh me) and the kids call it 'mixy-round' on account of us adding it to anything (yoghurt, ice cream, custard, porridge) and mixing it around! 'Simples' she said in that merecat sort of way.