On Friday, I had trouble cutting the end of a sourdough loaf and would have cut the end of one of my fingers off instead, had it not been for the sharp pain in my left forefinger. The upshot of this was a weekend spent with a plaster on and trying to keep the wound clean.
So, it wasn’t really the dark, damp days that put me off gardening. In fact, I did prune half the Reinette Orléans, so those branches will go to my wood-stove possessing friend when we exchange our Christmas presents.
I also managed to improve my archery at the Towton Battlefield Society meet on Sunday, where I was introduced to the Monmouth Cap, so now I know what to do with all the skeins of wool I’ve been spinning.
Aside from generally liking my crafts, I hope that they are supporting British farmers. And on that note, below is a link to a video I watched last night, courtesy of The Organic Research Centre, regarding agroforestry. It’s a long but interesting discussion and I got quite a lot of my trial Monmouth Cap done whilst listening.
Click on this link to access the video: How can agroforestry contribute to biodiversity
One more thing which has kept me away from the garden has been a walk along the canal near Stanley Ferry in Wakefield. My daughter and I had attempted to explore this area years ago but had completely missed the woods a friend introduced me to yesterday.
However, the only photo I took was of the canal and barges. I’d been somewhat surprised to see a DPD van leaving as we arrived. But life goes on the same everywhere.
In case I don’t post again before Christmas, I hope you all have a lovely time, if this celebration is your thing.