>A little rain

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We’ve had a couple of thunderstorms and two cloudy days – a little rain but not nearly enough after a summer that’s been even drier than usual.  When the first thunderstorm came the night before last, I was worried about the turnip seedlings that had just emerged the day before.  Last year some of these got completely washed away by heavy rain.  I needn’t have worried, though, they’re still there:

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Planting out the winter vegetables

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We’ve planted out the red cabbage, green cabbage, cauliflower and leek plants which we bought because we didn’t get round to sowing them earlier in the summer.  Neighbours have given us lettuce seedlings, too, so we should have lots of leaves for salads and soups in the autumn and winter.

 

 

And the aubergines seem to be starting again, with new flowers and a few new fruits, one of which we ate for lunch today.

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Market day

The market was busier than it has been over the summer – there were stalls selling household goods and our usual charcutier was back from the break he took last week.  We bought pork chops to barbecue outside in the place, sharing the fire with our neighbour as we often do.  While they were cooking we had goats’ cheeses with thyme, garlic, olive oil and cherry tomatoes.

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3 thoughts on “>A little rain

  1. >Today turned out to be cloudy and drizzly here, so much for our short run of summer weather. :(How fortunate that you could find plants for you fall and winter vegetables. I'll be going without a few of the fall and winter crops that I was planning on since I can't get the rodents out of that bed. But I still have plenty of other vegetables going already to get me through the seasons. More eggplant, how wonderful. My plants are finally producing and I need to harvest a bunch of them and preserve them. I'm not counting on a second crop though.

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