Wednesday, 7 September 2011


I may have failed miserably with my tomatoes this year, but the grapes have produced a bumper crop - I picked 12 1/2 lbs of them yesterday!  That's over 2 lbs more than last year.  I think they could have stayed on the vine a bit longer, but unfortunately the blackbirds have discovered them and also we have workmen coming to fix the guttering this week and I would cry if I came home to find my grapes crushed and mangled by ladders.

So this weekend will see a production line of grape jelly, apple & tomato chutney (got to get rid of all those green ones somehow) and beetroot chutney.  If we get snowed in again this winter, we can live on jam and pickles......

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