Friday, 27 September 2013

elderberry season

Fresh piles of wood chips have arrived outside the gates,  after pumping up the tyre again (still going down) I was off to get some for the paths.  I also put a couple of barrowsful on the gooseberry patch to keep the weeds down.  Looks very smart.

I picked a half bucketful of elderberries from the tree overhanging my plot, not the red ones, but the black ones higher up,  (These are the ones I couldn't reach)

which will go nicely with my friend Pat's surplus cooking apples,

to make some jelly.  I need more jam or jelly like I need a hole in the head but I can't resist the opportunity for free-ish foodstuffs.

That's a job for this evening in front of the telly.

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