Although today started off cloudy, the sun and blue skies arrived just after lunch. The washing line is full and the clothes almost dry. We've been busy in the garden tackling the area around our back pond (a black dustbin sunk into the ground with a few inches to spare to stop the hedgehogs falling in) as it had become infested with periwinkle.
Looks a lot better now. One more side to do in the back garden plus the 3 raised vegetable beds. Once that is done, we will lay down some manure and cover with weed suppressant fabric. Then we can carry on in the front garden.
The oil is topped up (terrible price), the logs have been stacked and protected and we are as ready for winter on the warmth front as we can be. Still not using the heating yet – this unseasonably mild weather is good, lets hope it doesn't mean a cold winter like last year!
The rag rug for my friend is getting done slowly but surely – about 1/4 of the way through at the moment. Had some of our home-made chutney with our lunch today (Wild Plum & Date). It was lovely with a surprisingly smooth texture – will make some more again next year.
Having pork and tomatillo stew for tea – usually very spicy – that'll keep us warm.