Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday

New visitors to the garden;  The other  day I noticed a clump of rabbit fur in the church yard, then as we were having our coffee yesterday, a head poked over the wall.  A weasel, chestnut brown with a cream underbelly, so that is where poor rabbit went, even the chickens looked worried as they peered out of their run at the interloper.  Then at last butterflies on our buddleia, what with the disappearing bees, butterflies seem also seem thin on the ground, though not the 'white' which have decimated my kale!  Also the crows and jackdaws that disappeared about a month ago from the copse have now reappeared, must have been gleaning the fields as the crops were harvested, noisy creatures that they are.



Yesterday I found (at last) organic bread flour in Pickering, it was at the Organic shop in one of the car parks.  Now that the cottage is sold visits to Whitby will be few, so Sainsbury where I always got Dove flour is off the shopping lists.
I talked to the owner of the Pickering shop, about advertising her shop, because I had to find local Yorkshire millers in our part of Yorkshire, there are four in the area, on the internet. A photo below shows her stock.  I have a small niggle with expensive 'organic' shops, the prices are one, and some of the vegetables are flown in from overseas, not exactly helping the planet.  But they are fascinating places to browse and they had many different flours, this included pasta, rye and spelt from all the millers.  Note Ecover in the corner, should we go really green I wonder;)





4 comments:

  1. I wonder about being 'Green' when I see organic food stuffs in plastic bags ?

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    1. Yes being green is interpreted in many different ways, very difficult to navigate through!

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  2. Ihave similar worries about these shops but I do at least try to always buy food which is produced in this country where I can. Although I have to say that at present we are really enjoying large Spanish plums, as the English ones are not quite on our market yet.

    Nor are they ready on the tree in our garden - the sun has now disappeared and it is raining, which will not help with their ripening.

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    1. I love English plums, we mean to put some fruit trees in this autumn. What the garden needs though is a good feed of manure! Rain here also last night and windy this morning.

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