Its getting colder now and this week we have lit the woodburner each evening, so nothing better than to find that for the first time our Sweet Chestnut trees have produced fruit. They were planted 16 years ago, easy to remember as it is the year that Joe was born. The chestnuts, although smaller than the ones that you find in the shop are delicious roasted in a pan over the fire - one of the delights of autumn along with the November mists we are having at the moment! Below are other fruits that are ripe now, quinces,medlars and figs - all from the garden
I have started doing a short weekly walk and came across a great website www.walk4life.info where you can type in your postcode, download ordnance survey maps and plot walks, working out how long they are. I have added a page with this link on the website. You can plan walks from the Dairy or wherever you are in the UK.
Here the fields have been ploughed and sown - it is a lovely time to take in the landscape, below are some photos from the last couple of weeks