the earth tilts a little..


Last week when I posted the picture I felt an imaginary tilt of the Earth’s axis. It was a harvest picture, the earth has turned and the growing season is becoming a garnering, a preserving time. I pickled beetroot last week. There will be more to do tomorrow.

Today I gathered an armful of statice flowers for drying, dahlias for decoration, beetroot, courgettes including the first golden ones, dwarf beans, shallots and sixty wonderful onions, fat and brown and needing to be dried ready to store.

At home, I hung the flowers to dry, spread the onions and shallots to ripen, froze beans, set aside beetroot for pickling, put dahlias in a vase and made a ratatouille that included onions and the green courgettes. A simple supper tonight with a loaf of homemade bread.

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4 thoughts on “the earth tilts a little..

  1. what a great harvest. we are a bit sad at the moment -our sneaky plan to grow tomatoes in winter to avoid fruit fly didnt work – the tomatoes were slow to grow (it was a bit too cold) and the green tomatoes all got fruit fly in them anyway! aarrgghh. we are now buying insect screen to make a fruit fly proof ‘green house’ to grow them in. im very jealous of you 60 onions and your yummy dinner

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