29 June 2016

Strawberries and a Bridge

Earlier this evening, inbetween showers I went over to my allotment to pick some strawberries. I can't keep up with them, l fill a huge bowl and give some to friends. I wore my waterproof jacket a) because rain was threatening and b) because it was chilly!! This is the third year they have rewarded me with generous crops of delicious fruit. The consensus of opinion is that they are only good for three years so I will need to train some runners from them. The raspberries are looking good too, I think they will be a bumper crop. 

We had a lot of rain last week and various parts of the village and surrounding fields were flooded. 



This bridge was picked up and swept along a couple of feet. It should be just about where that cow parsley is. 



It looks a bit precarious but we're still using it. Rufus goes across with no hesitation, Buster however isn't very keen. The first time I had to put his lead on and almost drag him across but he's much better now, he hesitates for a few seconds, gingerly gets on it then runs across to safety! bless him. I'm sure it will be repaired soon.



8 comments:

  1. There certainly has been a lot of rain, flash floods have occurred locally too (the East Coast of England). That bridge looks dangerous I can understand why Buster doesn't want to cross.

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    1. Hello mama, he's getting much braver, he just goes across without hesitation now! :-)

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  2. The bridge certainly looks a bit precarious but I'd be across there in a twinkling if there were strawberries on the other side!

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    1. Me too John, especially if they were in an Eton Mess!!

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  3. How lovely, I wish I had an allotment. I haven't grown anything this year, not even tomatoes but the Bramley apple, plum and damson trees at the farm are all groaning with fruit and the brambles are in full flower so in a few weeks I shall be filling my freezer and jam pots and that thought makes me SO happy :-) xx

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    1. Hi Sarah, that sounds like a good plan. I'm going to have a go at making strawberry jam. Fruit has done very well this year with all the rain. Our blackberry bush is out of control so lots of blackberry and apple crumbles :-) Have a good weekend xx

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  4. Your very own strawberries! Heaven.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. And raspberries too, I forget about the raspberries because I didn't have many last year! Have a good weekend Amalia x

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