and boy did it play.
After yesterdays wind it was marvellous to wake and find stillness, even if there was a miniscule shimmer of frost.
That soon melted and the day warmed up nicely, no frost damage but quite a few plants were ruffled by the wind.
I have put the fleece back again tonight, just in case as the sky is devoid of cloud. Not so much as a wisp of white to be seen.
Does anyone remember Jasper Carrot? He used to do a joke about a machine gun turret and moles in his garden.
Well I would like to see many speed traps to deal with the maniacs who regard the traffic denuded roads as race tracks. They roar through the village at breakneck speed, overtaking anything in their path, regardless of all the parked vehicles. There have been a few near misses with screaming brakes and lots of loud hooting and probably a fair bit of language too.
I wouldn't machine gun them but happily see the cars hauled off to the crusher and the drivers left to walk home.
Did I tell you about the cucumber seed? I set it nice and early and waited, and waited, its in a warm place, and waited. So I set some more and waited, and waited, its in another warmer spot, and waited. Spoke to my sister in Norfolk to find that she was in much the same boat. These are outdoor ridge cucmbers, all the greenhouse ones that she grows for her daughter are romping away.
Time passed and when walking past the first lot I noticed a strong green shoot through the cover, Woo Hoo.
A little later and there were 3, Woo Ho again.
Next day I decided to check the second batch, nothing Boo Hoo.
The day after there were 2, today there,s another 3. I shall be over run with them, I see lots of cucumber pickles in my life, good job that we like it. Lots.
I managed to buy a 16Kg bag of bread flour, white but better than nothing. Of course I am low on yeast so sourdough is back on the menu.
Nothing wrong with that, we both like it.
Far too much.
I will be making small loaves.
We have been known to eat a loaf at one sitting.
Now, who's for toast and marmalade.