Friends have just called - T and S with a lovely tub of wild blackberries - they have plenty of apples so next time they are passing they are going to call in with a couple of cooking apples. I already have a couple of jars of their honey so that sees me set up for delicious puds this week. They are such good friends.
Just one week to go before there is a hose pipe ban here and we will not be able to water our tubs outside with the hosepipe. Then I think I shall have to a sk my gardener to empty all but two of my tubs and move those two on to the front door step for a few weeks. Sad to face up to I know but there comes a time to face up to the fact that Winter watering has to stop.
Next week-end will be the Wensleydale Show which takes place at the bottom of my garden - just over my dry stone wall is the Car Park and beyond that the Show Field. There there will be tents (they are going up as I write) with Shows for flowers, Cakes, Handicrafts - all manner of things - all kinds of garden produce. People take it all very seriously up here. In the middle the Show Ring and at the far end tents and enclosures for cattle and sheep and heavy horses. It was one of the highlights of my dear farmer's farming year and when I was a bit more mobile I used to enjoy going with him and going into our Feed Merchant's tent for 'goodies' - always the same - a little pork pie, two sandwiches and a fairycake. And lots of good old Yorkshire tea of course.
That's it for today. Back tomorrow friends. ' Til then.....