Thursday, 14 October 2021

Followed by a quiet day at home

 Bottling eight x 75cl bottles of apple juice and processing them...just cooling now and waiting for the tops to be dipped in wax.


I have almost finished juicing and pressing the next batch, and there are more ripening gently.


Today's weather is certainly doing what it said on the tin!! High winds and heavy showers. So dull that we have had the lights on all day!


Cropping is slowing down but still carrying on. All the tomatoes are in, the chilli plant is on the windowsill and all the squashes are in bar one last variety.







The butternut squash is definitely a first time success for me, and I think most things need starting earlier. Now we have the greenhouse up and running, that should be possible.

Pirate caught up with his phone calls this morning, after riding his bike on the turbo...one look outside decided that!

Now it is teatime, and it is still dull, grey, wet and windy outside. Tomorrow we are forecast dry...but chilly! At least today's washing will be out on the line early to dry.

6 comments:

MrsL said...

Squashes look great :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

We have not had rain here but all your other conditions prevail. I must say all your produce looks good.

kjsutcliffe - artist said...

As grotty as our weather was today - it wasn't as bad sounding as yours! However your harvesting looks amazing (I've never had success with butternut in this climate ... might try again)😊

Joanne Noragon said...

That's a lot of produce to deal with. Butternut is so good.

Catalyst said...

A relative told of canning many jars of peaches today. Always something going on with the ambitious.

gz said...

Cat , I wouldn't say ambitious. Thrifty or sensible maybe?
The butternut squash was just a throwaway from a garden centre..I must see if I kept the label as some varieties do have a shorter growing season