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Abundant Almonds

Our Almond tree groaned with the weight of the nuts it had produced and then one heavy limb broke off.  We propped it up the best we could and hoped the nuts would still ripen.


The branch that had snapped seem to have more nuts than any other.


The outer casing was starting to crack open on a lot of the nuts, revealing the shell of the actual nut inside.


This afternoon I have picked two big pots full and will dry them out and then crack off the outer casing.  We will have our own nuts for Xmas!!


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What a difference some sunshine makes!

We have had two weeks of glorious sunshine and the garden has come on in leaps and bounds.  Today I picked our first rhubarb and cooked it up. What I do is cut it into chunks, wash it, add some orange juice and honey to the pan and simmer til soft.  I think this was a Jamie Oliver idea,but anyhow it is delicious cooked like this.  I am making rhubarb crumble tonight.  Nothing like eating it fresh.


Also our purple sprouting broccoli has started sprouting.  Two weeks ago it was just leaves, now it has spears.  I picked some for dinner tonight.


The strawberry plants are looking healthy.


In the front garden the daffs have died off and now it is the turn of the tulips and anemones.

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Next to plant are the main crop potatoes. Looking forward to this year’s growing season.

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