I hazard a guess that nobody will come up with a better headline than that today!
First of all the dog pooh issue. I was so heartened by this story I must tell you. On the whole folk on our estate are very good at using pooh bags. There are an awful lot of dogs - and dogs have helped me greatly in getting to know people. The dogs stop to say 'hello' and the owners likewise.
Yes there is the occasional person who ignores the rules but not many.
Yesterday evening I was wandering round the usual walk on the estate, thinking about goodness knows what, when Tess stopped to do what she
had to do. After a moment I realised and stopped too. She was on a steep, grassy slope. As usual I told her to sit while I cleaned it up - she is very good at this. I couldn't find it. I searched and searched. Suddenly a voice from the footpath asked if I was alright. Yes, I replied but I just couldn't find the pooh to clean it into my pooh bag. At which point the young lady (who had an enormous Labrador with her) came down the bank, found it immediately, took the pooh bag off me and said she would put it in the bin. I thanked her and as she walked off she called back 'you wouldn't lose it if you had a Labrador!'
That's another friend I have made!!
Now to the harvest. Courgettes and Patty Pans are coming thick and fast. Four of each this morning. I took some round to my neighbour H and some I grated raw on to my rice salad at lunch time - it was very good. Lot of watering involved with gro bags but certainly a good crop so far. Runner beans - two plants and also in gro-bags - are fully in flower now so hopefully some of those too before long. A nice sharp heavy shower this morning means I don't need to water anything today thank goodness.