( realised the reason was not enough long warm days and sun, rather we had a lot of rainy, wet days, not a lot of heat and not much sun!) Well.... I was out in the veggie garden deciding if I should cut my losses and just take the vine down, when I saw a lufah! Whoohoo - it's not huge, about 30cm long and not terribly thick, but I am thrilled to bits with it. I'll let it dry out for a good bit longer, then take it off. If nothing else I'll be able to dry the seeds for next year. Surely we can't have 2 terrible summers in a row.
Here it is in all it's glory.
The rainbow chard is coming up rather nicely as well. I love the colours. I'm not a massive fan of eating it, but Lloyd and the chickens are!
We've been having the most miserable spell of weather, truly horrible, very windy, lots of incredibly heavy rain and even some hail. The only thing I love about it is the thunder and lightning!
However, the weather can't dampen the trees colours. Just gorgeous.
I love how they stand out on the grass...
And the UFO? Unfinished Object.
I am joining Sue on her challenge to finish one UFO by Tuesday next week ( So, I better get my finger out!) I have some lovely fabric that I want to make a wee smocked dress out of ( I wear them with jeans - not as a dress - I hate my legs and don't own a skirt or a proper dress) I've just cut it out now, and will start sewing it today.
Or maybe tomorrow...
Oh and I wanted to say 'HI' to Maggie at The Station Masters Cottage! I've been reading her blog pretty much since she started, not least cos we were both in Glasgow before we moved here and our lives seem pretty much identical! BUT Maggie - I can't comment on your blog to say hi. I know you read this ( thanks and *blush* cos you said nice things about me!) but I want to return the favour! Anyway, I am glued to your blog and await updates with baited breath. xx
ok I started it, but I got the tension wrong on the elastic so will have to do an awful lot of it again. Oh poo.
Still, at least I started it.