It is well and truly harvest time. So, my vegetable share from the local farm has become quite big as well as varied. Nevertheless, it would be such a shame to leave windfalls laying on the ground, even if they are consumed by the resident ducks.
With an always-hungry teenager about the house and the increased potential for self-isolation now schools are going back hovering over us, it makes sense to get as much fresh stuff in while we can. Most of it will get consumed as is but I will also do some preserving, so we shouldn’t suffer from scurvy!
Returning to the ducks, I was quite charmed to come upon them in the orchard as I was picking up the windfalls. They were so blasé about my presence.