May is almost over, and we're having a week of holidays. Our garden is turning into a jungle again. I can't catch up with the destruction of all the weeds. Once you manage to clear one area, they reappear in the other part of the garden. sigh... My purple tulips are still blooming, though I guess in a few days time it will be all over for them.
We have two very old apple trees in the garden. The trunk of one is rather gnarled and has a mini-well in which the rain water stays after the rain. It is a mini-watering hole for birds.
I baked a savoury gingerbread from Perfecting Sourdough book by Jane Mason. It is an interesting sourdough bake with molasses and spices.
On Wednesday Eddie's school celebrated May Day on the Church Green with lots of music, dancing around the May poles. The day before and the day after were hot, but
This red poppy is one of a few on the way to school, such a strong colour.
After taking Eddie to school on Friday I wandered around the little farmers' market in the main square. I bought a jar of Cotswolds honey, spring onions, beets with leaves, fab tiger tomatoes, farmhouse butter and a block of cheddar (plus fresh peas but forgot to put them out for the photo). The spring onions are so tasty, they are almost sweet, nothing like the supermarket varieties.
Yesterday I baked pasties with minced lamb, sweet potato, peas and cheese. Had one for lunch today. It is a lovely combination of flavours.