I went on a flying (!) visit to England the other day and took the tiny plane from Torsby to Stockholm. This is the smallest plane which I have ever been on! I was the only one on board so I had my own private jet which is a bit of a waste of money and fuel and makes it an even bigger burden on the environment.... Thank goodness that I do not do things like this too often.
It was however really great to fly near our place and see the plastic tunnels in the distance, I am sure I could have shouted out "right a bit!!" I could make out lots of the lakes we know, but the pictures I took are just too shaky.
This year I have grown aubergines and I think I may have left these too long on the plant (according to the books) as they have lost their sheen, however they taste good to me!! They are called long purple. I only have 2 plants and I think that I should harvest about the same again, but maybe not so big! These were about 30cm long, or longer!!
We have dried all of the above photo:
My chickens have been a bit of a disappointment this year and have not been producing as many eggs as I would have hoped for. I am going to review what I am feeding them. I made the most of a bit of a glut the other day and whisked them up and froze some. 4 nuggets = 1 egg. Next time I will freeze some eggs in their shells as it will be less plastic! The shells will pop, but if I clean them first and then put them in a cup, all the insides will be saved and clean! Our eggs are lovely and yellow as this is also all the whites.
I was watering the baby strawberries and came across a silly snake. It had tried to go through the bird netting and got stuck. It was fatter than it thought. It was about 80cm long. It is a grass snake and a valuable ally in the garden so armed with a pair of scissors, a stick and gloves I got it out. I was brave touching it, however I do not think I would have been so brave if it had been an adder!!!!