The weather is a bit crappy, grey and dull, rather low temperature and rain almost all the time. Sometimes showers but mostly misty rain, You know the kind that eat its way through the clothes in a few minutes and then continues all the way in to the bones so You feel like You’re freezing from within. I really don’t need to turn on the heat because of the chilly weather but I still have one radiator working to keep the dampness out of the cottage.
They say e might not get rain tomorrow and I hope they’re right for once so I can start mowing the lawn. It will still be rather wet but it would need several days with sunshine and hard winds to dry that grass up and no weather site predicts anything like that I’m afraid, after all I do have vacation so why should we have nice weather 🙂 I really need to win the lottery so I too will get the chance to experience nice weather and not have to work when we have it 🙂
It is a good berry and fruit year this year, I’m already eating lots of raspberries when we’re out walking, the red and black currants are giving me lots of berries and so does the gooseberry bushes. There are lots of apples in the trees and this must be a record year for Rowan berries. I’ve never seen this many Rowan berries before but I don’t think we’ll get a cold winter because of that, it does however show that the spring was fantastic for all plants this year.
My potatoes have just started to flower so I can son have my first own potatoes as dinner 🙂 I think the ones I have are old varieties so with a bit of luck I’ll get some, what I call potato tomatoes. They are seeds capsules that look very much like small tomatoes but are very poisonous so never try to eat them. Inside however there are lots of seeds and they ca be sown next year. The potatoes those seed plants will give can look very odd and taste anything from delicious to quite plain.
They can also look very different, I’ve read about a man who once got one huge potato that was pitch black inside 🙂 It was edible but not something he wanted to continue with. There’s one problem though, the seed sown potatoes might be vulnerable for some of the worst potato diseases there is the Potato wart disease (or black scab disease) ! If one gets that You can’t grow potatoes anywhere near again for at least a decade (there are new varieties that are immune to most of these nasty diseases and those can of course grow there anyway) and it can move to other close relatives to the potato too. So it is always best to plants sown potatoes in pots with no contact with the ground what so ever.
Sune is bored, he wants to go outside to play and I have the kitchen door open but Nova refuse to go outside in this weather and I’m just not as fun as she is 🙂 So I’m hoping for more wind and less rain so we can take a few more walks today. I think I’m slowly winning the war against my cold, I slept all night, the throat is better and I’m just a little bit hoarse today. I won’t say Hurrah until I know it is over though 🙂
Have a great day!