I decided to take a well earned day off from allotment duties today, even though my shed needs painting, my strawberry runners need planting and I need to get some broad beans in the ground! I did however, go foraging for the first time in my entire 24 years of life and I loved every second of it. The prize was indeed, sloe berries, and we were lucky to get a trug full of the little gems even though the bushes had nearly been stripped bare (my tallness came in handy today!) The plan is to make sloe gin and we have just over 1.2kg, which makes 6 bottles of the stuff, but I can assure you I will not be drinking 6 bottles of sloe gin! Some lucky people will be getting a bottle for christmas, and maybe we will keep a couple of bottles stashed away for winter drinks 🙂
After foraging for nearly 2 hours we popped over to our little village church up the road to lay some flowers down on my grandparents grave (the flowers included cabbages would you believe!)
I absolutely love this church, it is so small and yet beautiful and very very old. It has been there since the Domesday book was compiled I’ll have you know.
On our way out the sky blessed us with a lovely rainbow, the perfect ending to the day 🙂 I hope everyone else had a lovely weekend too xx