It feels like about time to report in on how things are here in the current climate.
image by hirekatsu
It has been and still is a beautiful summer. The Western Isles were stunning, the weather more than kind and we came back immensely relaxed and peaceful and with best Scottish tan I’ve ever had !
The grapes are doing marvellously this year, just a little more sun to plump them and we have the best crop yet. It is truly exhilarating. The redcurrants have been cropped. We have had a few blackcurrants from the newly planted bush and there are a few cranberries ripening. Thanks to some of our all wonderful neighbours there are herbs aplenty for the cooking and this week has seen a batch of rhubarb tarts with rhubarb cake having been delicious from the first crop a while ago. We have been pickling beetroot from our fabulous organic veggie box delivery, his loveliness indoors had excelled himself with the baking of excellent bread and totally scrumptious molasses-filled oatie cakes and there is a distinctively different feeling about our ability for good sustainable living.
I am reminded again of the Edwin Markham poem that I have loved for a long time . . .
Earth Is Enough
We men of Earth have here the stuff
Of Paradise – we have enough!
We need no other stones to build
The Temple of the Unfulfilled -
No other ivory for the doors -
No other marble for the floors -
No other cedar for the beam
And dome of man’s immortal dream.
Here on the paths of every-day -
Here on the common human way
Is all the stuff the gods would take
To build a Heaven, to mold and make
New Edens. Ours is the stuff sublime
To build Eternity in time !
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