Winter is Nigh

It is now officially winter, being June and all. We have had some cold, crazy, stormy weather and a couple of cold but cracker sunshine days. These days are beautiful and to be made the most of, for who knows if the next day will bring rain or dismal fog that lasts all day? There…

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Frosty Mornings And Frosty Feelings

We've had a couple of beautiful frosts here this week. The frost is also descriptive of my feelings towards the neighbours' little bull right now. I thought I had rescued my sedges and fence from his hungry, reckless attention, but no. I was shocked to find him eating the sedges again, worse than before. I…

The First Frost And First Steps

We had our first frost yesterday morning, just three days out from winter! And another one this morning. It has been a very pleasant Autumn. But I am glad to see frost and the beautiful sunny days that follow, for frost brings on proper dormancy for the fruit trees and reduction or death of some…