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You can feel the change in the season, can't you? That glorious nip in the air, damp mornings, wood smoke drifting by, dew on the ground and cobwebs glistening on the hedges and trees. Long before the leaves get into their changing leaf colours, you appreciate (or dread) that autumn (and eventually Winter) is coming! Our oil tank is as full as necessary and our logs should be delivered next Friday.
The season for jams, chutneys and other delightful preserves is well and truly here and we have been busy scrumping, harvesting and making.
On top of jam we have made our first batch of marmalade. Another batch should see us through until late Spring as well as for giving away for presents.
I have also been busy making dishcloths. My old flannel ones desperately need changing and now I have found an easy batch of patterns, I have been busy making some. Here are two I have just finished. When I have made 7, they will start to be used. The advantage of cotton ones is that when finished with, they can be chopped up and added to the compost bin.
The photograph below doesn't really do them justice. They are a similar colour to the wall but the inclusion of some fawny gold bits, makes them look a little darker and helps them blend in.
The other two reasons for finally putting some up, were privacy and helping to keep the cold out in winter. I don't know about you, but despite our back and sides being private, I still don't like the thought of someone being able to peep in without me knowing - or instead, scaring me half to death if I spot someone!