This photo sums up the Autumn on the Simple Suffolk Smallholding
Lots of squash to sell and lots still on the field.
A trug full of eating apples just ready and picked before they fall off.
A colander full of pears to put into the freezer.
A trug and bucket full of cooking apples to sell.
A big flowerpot full of windfall cooking apples to put in the freezer.
No wonder we are smiling!
Thank you to everyone for interesting comments yesterday.
Attila - could you hide the pears from your DH? :-) I think they are nasty when hard too, so usually poach them before eating at this time of year.
Pam- Yep, I'll let you know which of the crime books I enjoy.
Bridget- We've never tried just Niger seed for bird feeding, we did use a mixed wild bird seed but most ended up on the ground.
Dreamer- we loved Scotlands Book Town when we visited a few years ago. Missed the book festival by a week but found a book I had been looking for for a long time in one of the book shops.
Sadie- Have you heard about the Clifford Road School air raid shelter in Ipswich?Open for visits sometimes, I've never been but heard it is very good.
Cro - I thought people in France ATE the wild birds rather than feeding them!
Julie- Aren't we so lucky to have free book reservations in Suffolk. It's 55p in Norfolk, another reason never to cross that border!
Cochrane Girl- Thank you for the info about another interesting sounding WWII book. It wasn't in stock in Suffolk so I've suggested it on their website suggestion page.
Fran - My library book photo is a good way of filling a blog once a month! So will keep going.
Lynda- I didn't realise that shipping via Amazon to the states was more than shipping via Amazon from the states to us here. I smiled at the thought of you struggling through an airport loaded down with books.
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