Ok, let's face it head on and discuss the weather. What, must we I hear you say? Well, of course I reply for I am a good Cornish girl and weather is very important to this tiny sea-edged county. Anyway, it is a bit hard to ignore in this 'balmy' summer month! Even the ladybirds have taken to hiding...
Not that the weather is any excuse for this naughty duck who thought if she tucked her head under a branch I wouldn't notice that she had escaped the duck pen once again. So funny as she slowly peeked out to see if I had gone and then stuck her head back in when she saw me standing there!
We have had moments of inundation where the hens and the aforesaid duck, Pecan, have provided more than enough eggs for our daily needs! Much baking required to bring it under control.
And as nature likes a contrast, we have had moments of somewhat less than inundation. Isabella's broad bean plants are flowering wonderfully but we have only just begun picking the smallest amounts. All the sweeter for the scarcity I think.
In all our veg garden has been doing really well, particularly when the dire weather is taken into account. The rain has suited the Florence fennel and as for this gorgeous Red Russian Kale - ah bliss. We are having it in so many guises and it looks so beautiful: stately and abundant with NO SLUG DAMAGE! Hurrah. Oh, and of course it tastes amazing.
On a completely different note, our very lovely, very funny and extremely beautiful Isabella had her sixth birthday and despite being quite poorly at the time, had a wonderful day full of chocolate cake and presents and love as all good birthdays should be.
So, as I finally wind to a rambling close after an absence of aeons I wave goodbye to the mauve blue of the forget-me-nots and bid you adieu until another day.
Keep dry and hidden away from all this bad weather and I'll see you soon I hope.