Here as in the UK it has been a fantastic year for fruit and nuts. For the first time ever we’ve found chestnuts from the tree by the garden gate which are fully formed and fat, there’s a couple of Kg here which is not bad given the size of the tree. Roasting tonight. This year’s crop of walnuts from both trees is going to be made into walnut oil, we’re clubbing together with a couple of local friends to have enough for a batch at the local press.

Already eating fig jam, there are figs for next year already forming on the bush. I’m told by folk who were here in the summer when they came ripe that the cherries were fabulous. And there was one apricot on the new tree. Well, it’s still very small, a mere toddler of the tree world…

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