Friday, 10 September 2021

Five for Friday in September


Thanks for calling in.

To finish off yet another week, my five are a snapshot of September life, in the garden and walking in the wilds of the Thames Valley!  We've had a variety of weather, from boiling hot 30°, very grey, to cold and even drizzly but plenty of opportunity has been taken to trim back the foliage that has encroached on the garden paths, shred everything for the compost heap and just generally have a good tidy up.

Walks have been a necessity whatever the weather.  There's always something to see, some places have loads of wildflowers others look a bit overgrown and ready for a cut.

Trips to the Farm have got better and better with all the tip top quality vegetables and fruit ripening.  The huge bags of potatoes for keeping are ready now, we love the Desiree variety they grow.  I can never find them in supermarkets any more if I run out, their varieties just don't produce good roast potatoes.

Talking of potatoes, one compost bag of our home grown ones has been opened up to reveal 690 g from one farm potato.  They are a little bit scabby but tasted delicious.  Two more bags still need to be opened up.

I really loved this photo someone has shared on Facebook,  what a great idea! Artist Jean Luc Cornec's website.

Rather than mention the books I've been reading, I've recorded them on my Book List page above.  I've been very much  enjoying reading a story over the internet to my grandaughter.  It's been great fun searching the library for something suitable and easy to use with a webcam.  I'm having to travel to neighbouring villages at the moment to get to a library as ours is closed due to . . . . rats trying to get in. Eeek!

What I haven't shown you is a photo of a delicious slice of Millionaire Shortbread, which are now back in the café after a short Summer break but I'm sure you'll be able to imagine one!

Have a great weekend



  1. Lovely photos of your walks in all weathers. The farm produce looks good and I love the telephone sheep:)

    1. I didn’t realise, when I first saw the sheep, that the heads were telephones! Brilliant aren't they. Have a lovely weekend. 😊

  2. It's a great time of year for fresh produce with all the harvests being gathered. Aren't those sheep clever, it's amazing how people come up with such creative ideas. I've just caught up with your last post which I found really interesting, I didn't know anything about Holst. Thank you for mentioning the House Through Time in one of your replies to my comments, I found it on catch up and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm always interested to learn more about the place I live, though Headingley where the house is situated is about twelve miles from me. I've now got the programme set to record as I'm itching to find out more.

  3. It's such a great idea for a TV show and so well done, I love the way they peel back the years. Have a great weekend.

  4. A lovely selection of photographs from your walks.
    The farm produce looks good, we have a farm shop nearby to us and it is so good.

    Enjoy the weekend.

    All the best Jan

    1. Our local supermarket seems to have quite low vegetable stocks, so we're lucky to have all this lovely fresh, quality veg near by. Enjoy your weekend too.