Thursday, October 8, 2015

Autumn: Nut Foraging in the Valley

Back at the tail end of summer we were out with our bags looking for the wild fruit in the valley and then we returned to see if the hazel nuts were ready but sadly they weren't. The hedgerows have been kind to us this year and we have made batches of cherry plum jam and chutneys. Yet, that most short lived of crops, filberts, has often alluded us. It's not like they have rotted on the trees, no filberts have their own very special foraging problems.

Foraging filberts is the end of the hedgerow foraging season

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Autumn: Blackberrying in the Field

The harvest is in full swing, we have had a month of tomatoes, potatoes, salads, beans, herbs and much, much more. The last of the soft fruit is often the tastiest, it as if the year is bookmarked by the glorious taste of strawberries and the warmth of blackberries.

Harvesting blackberries.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Autumn: Potato Harvest in the Field

The foliage is dying back and the air is crisp, autumn is sneaking down our hillside and it can be seen in the hedges which are turning from deep green to russet brown. 

The harvesting of potatoes #growing

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