>Some rain at last!


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.

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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.

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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.

10 thoughts on “>Some rain at last!

  1. >I do love how fresh everything looks and smells after a good rain. We had one of the driest Novembers on record. But we are due for a series of big storms starting about Monday and continuing for about 10 days. I think it's going to get a bit wet…What a marvelous article. I do believe that gardeners are pretty happy folks. What's not to like about being out in a garden, and the exercise is good for you as well.

  2. >Mediterranean gardeners sure know how to appreciate rain! Gardening makes me happier, which is more important for me than even living longer. I roasted some of my last summer bell peppers today. Once I confirm that it tastes as good as it looks, I'll blog the saffron roasted pepper sauce recipe I copied and modified from a cook book.Enjoy your rain.

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