A trip up the allotment was a must after our little break in York.
(Well two trips actually)
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I have already picked almost 5lb of strawberries - eaten most of them with ice cream or yoghurt, but last night whilst Mr Lottie was out bowling I made...........
Mr Lottie was working hard weeding this bed
After - although I didn't give him quite enough time to finish it as I have a strict allotted time that I can stay out in the sun - with everything covered up and prescribed factor 50 sunscreen on my face which is so thick and white I look like a clown! Yes really!
Some surprises amongst the weeds were some lovely little new potatoes - grown from any tiny ones that missed the harvest last year! We had some today with home grown salad and boy were they buttery and delicious!
The squash were in dire need of a drink
So we soaked them
Admired the new potatoes and........
I picked the remainder of the gooseberries off one of my two bushes
(I had already picked some before we went away, before someone else did)
In just a week they had gone from small to.......,
4lbs of very large gooseberries - now topped and tailed and in the freezer.
A very busy four hours over two days - but very rewarding.
Off to have some home grown fruit salad with lashings of thick yoghurt!