Thursday, 8 October 2015

More Gifts from the Allotment

As you can see, we're still getting lots of lovely produce from the allotment - even strawberries, in October ! They may be white but they are still ripe and sweet.

I arrived home from work today to the wonderful aroma of lovely hubby making raspberry jam ...

He had already made two batches of raspberry gin !

At the weekend we went sloe picking and managed to pick 10 pounds of berries between us ! We made three batches of slow gin straight away and have frozen the rest of the berries to use for slow gin later in the Winter. Next to the three jars of sloe gin is a Kilner jar full of plum brandy which we made with a bag of plums given to us by our neighbours. We'll certainly have lots of lovely gifts to give at Christmas and lots of yummy drams to keep away the Winter chills !

The last picture I want to share with you this evening is one of the sunflowers in our garden. Although the main sunflower head is starting to die away now, a crown of mini sunflowers has grown around it. I think it looks quite magical...

I hope you're all having a good week.

Fiona x


  1. Some good veg there, maybe a stew ?
    Homemade tipples lovely, I love sloe gin, a great winter warmer.

  2. Wow that's a great crop :-) its such a great feeling isn't it. I have sloe picking on my list of weekend jobs to do todays. The tiny sunflower are looking lovely and I agree really magical. I bet your larder is looking lovely and full for the winter months. Enjoy your weekend, dee x

  3. hello viola,
    a great harvest!!! i love raspberry jam and gin. beautiful sunflower!!!!!!
    you have a lovely blog!
    have a nice week,