Sunday, May 8, 2011

When I was sorting out the strawberries last autumn I potted up a dozen plants to put in the hoop house. I was hoping for a few early fruits when the weather would still be chilly outside. The flowers were very  encouraging and we were getting quite excited. 

We watched the fruits swelling and pinking up. Benjy even managed to taste one last weekend and they held promise of things to come. Thursday we thought we might collect some to put on top of a trifle. I even took a bowl to collect them in. 

We had had a thief in the night and he or she had filled their larder with our beautiful strawberries. Ha, not one left for us. 

On a more cheerful note, this is for Tony. Three leeks and six water melons. 

See you later.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sad day today.

Last year I introduced you to Pedro my daughter's little dog.

Pedro was a bit poorly last week, Bex took him to the vet and they found a lump. Unfortunately it was a cancerous growth and not operable. He had about six to nine weeks of good quality life left the vet said. So they took him home to love and cherish for those last weeks but it was not to be. I sorry to say our little fella died tonight 

R.I.P  Pedro the Wonder Dog.