It has been a busy few weeks in our social diary with family, friends , church and school events. Harvest have reminded us that that gratitude and generosity should come hand in hand as we have been donating to food banks and enjoying suppers with friends and loved ones.
I love this time of year for the food we eat is rich and stodgy, usually slow cooked and piping hot served with a dollop of creamy mash. The cat can no longer be kicked out of an evening as the chill is a little much to explore through the night and as the dark nights draw in the log burner is filled and lit and the curtains are closed.
But the days have been warm and the sun has humored us for that little bit longer this year giving the kids extra time to run around the garden and enjoy the fresh air.
Our garden is still rewarding us with colorful blooms and with the event industry slowing down for the winter i find myself with plenty of cut flowers going spare. Our neighbour suprised us with a freshly baked cob of sour dough bread this past weekend and we have been enjoying our gift with hot soups. Olivia has been snacking on her pieces with lashings of jam as an after school treat.It really is lovely to receive an item that has been baked at home and full of thought.
This morning after the school run i grabbed my plastic flower bucket and filled it with water and ushered the dog to join me on a swift tour of the garden to collect some cut flowers i had planned to give our neighbors in return for the bread. I felt so happy knowing that i could share these delightful stems that i had grown from seed with others on a special day for them – their anniversary.
I chose a mixture of pastel colored roses and mixed them with bright pink pom pom Delilah and striking yellow miniature sunflowers for a touch of color.
Do you trade fruit, veg, flowers or services/ favors with anybody you know?
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