The rain keeps running away

On Tuesday, there was an horrific multiple pile-up on the M62, which had major repercussions for getting home that evening. So, I eventually got off the standstill bus and ran to the train station.

I got even more exercise by then needing to walk the mile or so home at the other end. However, this was definitely a silver lining, as I was able to forage elderflower, which in turn led to a conversation about making elderflower champagne with a passerby.

I also noticed a portaloo

in a neighbouring rhubarb field. Somehow, it had never occurred to me that farmers might benefit from one of these, though I hadn’t dwelled on why they might not, either.

Anyway, my own gardening antics have been largely chopping and watering. It was supposed to rain today – but that has now been pushed to next week. In fact, the rain which was forecast for today should originally have happened a week ago.

Most stuff is bearing up well, apart from the baby apple tree. Its poor leaves have all curled up, so I’ve taken to lifting the plastic sheeting round it in order to get some water down. Hopefully, that will be sufficient to help it develop.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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11 Responses to The rain keeps running away

  1. gaiainaction says:

    That sounds lovely Helen, your walk in the countryside going home. And elderflowers, yes they are doing well in the neighbourhood here too, but my own bush is not producing any flowers. We drink elderflower cordial, locally produced on a daily basis, it’s our fruitjuice, love it. Great to catch up with you, been too busy here and have not check the Reader for a week or two. Nice to be back 🙂 Enjoy this lovely weather.

  2. So there really is a silver lining

  3. Traffic pile ups are the worst. I’m glad you jumped ship so to speak, made the best of it, and found elderflowers in the process.

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