The sun is out, the birds are chattering, cooing, chirping - a perfect morning to cycle to the allotment. My two sheep were sheared yesterday, at last. Everything was set for last Sunday but it rained and had to be called off. Prayed that this Sunday the rain would hold off long enough, and it did, just. I took the camera up with me to get a pic of my newly shorn boys, but they refused to co-operate - but I bet they are glad to get rid of those heavy coats for the summer. If we have one.
The plot looks absolutely luscious at the moment, plenty of raspberries, redcurrants and gooseberries to pick, plus sweet williams and sweet peas from the cutting garden - the recent daily showers have really helped and I have been able to collect lots of rainwater, which was going down rather rapidly during the long, dry spell.
I have taken quite a few pics this morning, and if the computer will speed up a little I will try and get them all posted.
Sweet peas growing up nets with self-seeded poppies.
Sweet Williams - still loads left even after picking several bunches.
Redcurrants - just part of a huge bush that definitely needs pruning after all the fruit has been picked. Hopefully, enough fruit for at least ten jars of redcurrant jelly.
I had several other pics to show but the computer is playing up this morning so I will leave them till another day.
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