Sunday, August 21, 2011


In common with just about everyone else I've got loadsaplums. This has been a really bumper year. This lot is just half the crop, off just one tree, and quite a spindly feeble thing at that. Some of it's branches were bent almost double and I could almost hear it sigh in relief as I took the plums off it.

So we're having Plum Crumble, Plum Bread-and Butter pudding, Plum sauce, Plum just-about- anything-you-care-to-name and the freezer is crammed full of them. Along with a good proportion of this year's blackberries and, dare I say it, some of last year's. Mind you I've seen a recipe for Blackberry Whisky which might get rid of a few of them!

And pursuing the alcohol theme, the sloes are developing slowly (sorry!!) but inexorably. They'll have a pressing appointment with a bottle of gin or two before much longer.

In the meantime everything else rumbles along slowly.

It's all desperately dry but I don't have time to get there in the evening to water and I no longer have time on my non-working Fridays and Mondays. That's because I no longer have non-working Mondays and Fridays (sob). I've volunteered to go back to full-time work over the summer to see us through a tough patch. I do miss my long weekends! But the upside is that I'll be able to retire a full month earlier. Roll on October 27th.


Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

One of our plum trees snapped under the weight of the plums this year. I just wish all the trees wouldn't have a good year the same year!

melsanford said...

Wow! That is a lot of plums! You must show us what you make with them :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Gerry Snape said...

I've got my sloes in the freezer...they say that they break down quicker that way and don't need pricking! I'm hopeful.
Jealous of all those plums by the way!

Woody Wilbury said...

Hmm, in the freezer, eh? That's a good idea.

Liz said...


That's a serious amount of plums there!

I think it's been a real bumper year; my parents apparently have loads of apples and pears too on their trees (and of course I'll be off to steal some soon!!)