Autumn Stock

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August 22, 2013 by Hannah

Autumn is rolling around the corner and there is a definite nip in the evening air. This has made me think of the inevitable winter freeze which will need warding off. Luckily I discovered this monster lurking in the undergrowth.

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In real life it’s almost ready to offer it’s services to Cinderella

I have every intention of carving this up and making soup with it, so when winter snaps I shall be ready with a nourishing pumpkin and coconut soup to sup on. Ha, take that winter!

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First autumn raspberry

Another helpful autumn crop are the raspberries. For some reason every year my summer raspberries seem to be non-existent (even though I have more bushes) and I usually always have a bumper crop of autumn one’s.

I’d like to blame ‘the fairies’ but I suspect that the birds and their migratory disappearance after the summer sunshine fades might be a more likely explanation.

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8 thoughts on “Autumn Stock

  1. snowbird says:

    Ah, the fairies are at work in my garden too, my raspberries also disappear.

    Soup….you just can’t beat it. Yes the mists are rolling in, the days become shorter and I too feel that chill creepiting in…..xxxx

  2. pianolearner says:

    I love squash soup. Our squashes are doing really well. (no help from me, all wellywoman’s work!)

  3. Flighty says:

    I do better with summer than autumn raspberries. xx

  4. Caro says:

    I’m awash with autumn raspberries – and they’ve been fruiting for over a month now! I don’t grow summer raspberries but was worried that the birds here would be after my redcurrants and cherries – however, it didn’t happen and I was able to harvest the lot myself.

  5. Annette says:

    What kind of pumpkin is this? I always prefer autumn raspberries as they don’t tend to be attacked by raspberry beetle. Hope your fairies help you with the weeding form time to time πŸ˜‰

    • Hannah says:

      If only they did! I think the pumpkin variety is called ‘Big Max’, a friend told me to put a slate under them to stop them rotting, I’m not a big fan of putting straw down because the mice had a lovely time making homes in it last year.

  6. Anna B says:

    I have little squashes and pumpkins peeking out and hiding in various places too! I went a bit over board this year because mine did nothing last year. I am gutted that Autumn is nearly here!!! Trying not to think about it, although I like the colours of autumn I just feel like I haven’t accomplished enough this summer. Too many weekends away and too much of a jungle to keep on top of! Looking forward to seeing how your pumpkins get on πŸ™‚

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