Yesterday was foraging day.
Still dry but more high clouds coming over, hot but not oppressively so.
Wheat was being harvested, but looking more closely it wasn't a good crop and was being harvested late...but better save what you have, than lose the lot when it does rain.
We looked north towards Ayr....you can see three tower blocks in the middle, which are due to be demolished due to unsafe cladding. Cheaper to demolish fifty year old buildings than to renovate, probably. The VAT ...20% tax ..on renovation as opposed to none on new builds has a lot to answer for .
Then the tallest building in Ayr will be a large hotel near the centre.
Brambles and elderberries are just ready to harvest...very few sloes are, but it is very early for them. We gathered litre boxfull, enough, with some odds and ends of berries in the freezer, for the first batch of mixed berry cordial.
The success was two bags of apples. 5kg of small eaters and 15kg of what may be cookers.
The former, thinning out the ripe fruit from our usual foraging tree, the latter doing the same from a tree that had little fruit last year, and this year is laden!
Having managed to get to the tree, we discovered that it was next to a large well laden crab apple tree...next time!
We are not the only people foraging there and there is plenty for all including fruit for the birds! I was sad that I hadn't taken a box as well as a bag to the apple trees as the Rosa Rugosa hips were just ready.
There will be another day. I need to get making and storing what I have first.
This morning we have awakened to freshness and rain, after a night of thunder and lightning and heavy showers. Luckily not torrential rain here, what is falling now should soak in not just run off.