~ Spent more time than I would have liked crawling around in a bush by the Bicester ringroad trying (and failing) to get Bella out from beneath it.

~ Made 12lbs of blackberry jam…

Blackberries in the preserving pan

~ Harvested 1½ lbs of crab apples and bountiful supplies of runner beans…


Crab apple harvest, year 1

~ I’m now looking up recipes for crab apple and sloe jelly and elderberry ice cream. Yum!