Tag Archives: harvest

September

The festivity that occupies the majority of Steve Roud’s chapter on September in his book, The English Year, is Harvest Festival. We have some friends who lived for a while in America and every year they celebrate Thanksgiving. While I’m … Continue reading

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August

It is already the 12th of August – where is time going? Before the month flies past I dip into my seasonal reading again. Stephen Moss, in his book Wild Hares and Hummingbirds, describes August as “the height of summer: … Continue reading

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Beetroot

This week Little Owl and I pulled eighteen hefty beetroot from one of the rubble sacks where we’ve had a patch growing this summer. It was wonderful to see them after last year’s didn’t even germinate. Here’s a link to … Continue reading

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Garlic

This evening was golden as the sun set. The hills were purple and bronze with heather. Coming back later on from a friend’s house, through dark windy lanes, rabbits and mice scattered to the verges in the beam of my … Continue reading

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Harvest Supper

Here are some decorations we have been making for our harvest supper tomorrow evening. Without wanting to sound ‘worthy’ I love Harvest Festival for its ability to incorporate celebration and prudence. It marks the turning of the seasons while asking … Continue reading

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