I woke to a strange sound this morning – it was raining, and it rained for at least two hours. It’s the first proper rain we’ve had since October and it will be very good for the garden.
By the time I went out the rain had stopped and the strong north wind had blown away the clouds to leave a clear winter day with bright reflections in the water around the fountains in the village.
Gardening is good for you …
It’s no surprise to most of us gardeners that growing your own organic vegetables is good for you, but an article in the Guardian today reports that a survey has shown that people in a village in Somerset have the longest life-expectancy in the UK. The inhabitants of Montacute ascribe their longevity to drinking the local spring water, growing and eating fresh vegetables … and, perhaps as a result of this, being happy! I think many people in Gabian would say the same.