Monday 8 September 2014
Wild and Free
Its has been a lovely sunny day here in Wales, the evenings are defiantly getting colder, I have lit the log burner in the living room for the first time
I do like a nice roaring fire.
After reading Sue's blog this morning showing her Blackberry crumbles I decided to do a bit of blackberry picking, I don't want to do any jam or jellies this year as we have a bit of a stock from last year and want to use them up before adding to the stock pile.
I picked 3lb of blackberries and made two crumbles I shared one with the neighbours, we sat in the sunshine eating hot crumble with ice cream, the second one I will pop into the freezer as we have another visitors coming this week end to help hubby with the building of the log cabin.
I did a slightly different crumble topping to Sue, basically it was 6oz of plain flour, 2oz of butter, 3oz of brown sugar and 1tsp of dried orange zest.
The orange zest gave it a nice citrus twist.
Yesterday I collected some Chanterel mushrooms
Hubby spotted them when he was logging so I went to check them out yes they are edible, we would only collect wild mushrooms that could be identified 100%, I have dehydrated them and they will be added to the jar of other wild mushrooms to be used at a later date.
I do enjoy foraging for wild food and best of all it is free.
The other day I promised to show the plan I had drawn for the back garden
Here it is not drawn to scale just an idea sketched on to paper
to the left hand side is the back of the house with the utility room leading into the garden, the herb bed is surrounded by gravel with stepping stone slabs, leading from there its down the steps under an arch and into a slabbed area were the log cabin is, my idea is to have the area surrounded by borders of perennial plants and trellis fencing. I might even add a few more arches were the various gates are.
That's all from me today hope you are all enjoying the late summer sunshine.