Sunny and breezy today – perfect :)

So many things are ready or almost ready to pick and eat now……

the kids are so excited ! There’s no hard work to do today, just tidying and picking so Hannah and Joe didn’t wait to ask permission to go climbing trees.

Come up Joe….it’s really high !

We’re not allowed to pick any because lots are on the ground already.. they’re called ‘windfalls’ and we’re going to make apple pies with them 🙂

Some  of these are a bit bruised but it doesn’t matter…they’re going to make lovely pies !

Let’s go see if any raspberries are ready….

Ooooh!  golden ones !! We have lots of juicy raspberries to take home today. If we don’t eat them first. Try this golden one 🙂

This is so nice…I suppose we can’t just lie around in the sun all day though. Let’s see if there are any more things to pick….and maybe climb up ! 🙂20160821_111452Hey ! we’re allowed to climb up the bean frames and we can pick the longest ones…I don’t think these are big enough yet though.20160821_111558I can see lots of big ones from up here…I’m right up at the top. I can see for miles !!


We picked lots and we were very brave to go all the way up there… we should start training for the next Olympics.20160821_111721

I’ve seen some different beans over there and we can climb up high to pick them too…

These are runner beans and the bees love the red flowers. Look Joe, I’m just as high up as you were !20160821_112504

It’s hard work climbing all the way up here…are there any jobs to do on the ground ?

Well we can see how big the pumpkins are growing..20160821_111915-1

This one won’t get a lot bigger…it’s an ‘Onion Squash’. I think we might be able to pick this next time we come. Let’s go and see how the big one is coming along !

It’s much bigger than last time we came but it has a lot of growing still to do. This is my favourite one 🙂

Now we need to help Mum build a big bonfire. The hedges were getting really big and we chopped lots off them and now we’re going to have a brilliant bonfire 🙂20160814_131822It starts off a bit slow, doesn’t it..

Is it supposed to make all this smoke ?

It’s getting hot now. I wish we’d brought some marshmallows 🙂

Well that was fast !! Now it’s just ash and when it’s cooled down we can put it on the garden.20160814_171840 All gone !

After all that excitement the kids needed a rest. They remembered how much their tummies hurt last time when they ate far too many plums, so this time Joe had one little apple and Hannah just had a blackberry. They’d worked hard and earned their sit down. Then it was time to go home 🙂20160821_112709



3 thoughts on “Sunny and breezy today – perfect :)

  1. This IMO is certainly living ‘THE lifestyle.’
    How I miss picking my home grown raspberries (at 6.00am before the garden birds could start to eat them) ready to take with us to work for our lunch deserts… plus deep freezing any extras to add to fresh fruit salads over the Winter months.
    I’ve had a superb crop of Runner Beans this year. Enough too to send to my brother’s and sister’s families.
    Thanks for reminding me about the apple harvest. We have an apple tree at the property that my late mother left my sister and I (and which we now let my youngest brother with two of his daughters live in) so must head over there and pick up the windfalls before they get nibbled at by the surrounding wildlife.
    I just love seeing our Sasha Dolls being photographed amongst our natural surrounding environments.


  2. Yes, there’s something to pick everywhere you look now. I’m a hedgerow scrumper and blegger (northern for blackberry picker ☺) too so it’s a lovely time of the year. I hope you get to your windfalls before the blackbirds and wasps ! x


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