Sunday, March 01, 2015
This morning we were invited by friends to pick fruit
We had a late morning, slept in, unheard of for us but it was cooler and far more pleasant, also we had been out to the pictures, saw The second Best Marigold Hotel, which we enjoyed but I did think the first one was better. It also rained in the evening, 1.4 mm. We had a phone call inviting us to morning tea and to pick plums, just as well we were late or we might have been out walking, as it was I got my walk any way picking plums. We have friends with a farm about 20 minutes away with a netted orchard and they were being over inundated with fruit. Lovely fruit some of whom I took photos of, the plum tree we took fruit from, apple trees, quince trees and lovely tomato plants. I went over with eggs and we came over with a heap of fruit, dont they look lush. The apricots and peaches were over, but we have plenty of peaches from our own tree. Figs are much later and we will probably do another pick when they are ripe as John has a great dried fig recipe. My freezer is getting full but lovely stewed fruit for breakfast from the freezer during winter cant be beaten. I was also given a lovely fresh plum cake recipe which I must try. Now I feel tired!! Oh and to Pat, The weaver of grass who made a comment on yesterdays blog about the black snake, I saw it again this morning heading into the bantam house, just a tail and we were not fast enough to get it, I dont mind the snakes, although if you are bitten it is a nasty poison, not many people die but enough to make one pretty wary. I am aware now that it is around so look for it, at least it is keeping down the mice, but I really would rather it went away as I dont see terribly well, only having partial sight in my left eye and the other is getting old and is probably due for cataract surgery before much longer, so sometimes a stick or a piece of bark makes me think it is a snake and gives me a fright. Apart fom that I hope every one had as good a day as I did.