It was two months since we had last been to Old Sleningford Farm for the volunteer workday and it was great to see so many people there today. No doubt the summer weather had something to do with the turnout.
‘Summer weather’ is perhaps taking something of a liberty. It was actually decidedly chilly and the unseasonally low temperatures meant less fruit to pick than could have been expected.
The highlight of the day for me was getting a new idea for using my own abundance of strawberries. The farm sells a cordial using a variety of summer fruit which my daughter seemed keen on. So, hopefully she will be just as partial to the version I made back home this evening.
This seemed to use more rhubarb than strawberries but I think a pure strawberry cordial might be a bit sickly. Instead, the drink is quite sharp and would certainly reach the parts other drinks don’t on a really hot summer day!