Summer is such a busy time here in the garden. All of the fruit seems to ripen at the one time and the tomatoes are sneaking up behind them.
I finally finished picking the B grade apricots and beat the local parrots to them
And the greengages I picked before they are quite ripe but the parrots are relentless and I have to play the smarts to beat them to them.
All of the apricots have been processed - Some have been made into Jam and the remainder I have stewed and frozen ready for pies, crumbles and just eating over cereal etc.
They are one of our favourite fruits and mother nature was very kind to us this year with a wonderful crop.
I am going to have to heavily prune them this year as a few of the branches on each tree didn't bare fruit this year.
I think I will have to google how ...... I am not a gardening expert by any stretch .......
The smell of these cooking was just amazing. The house had a sweet honey scent. I think because I used brown sugar when stewing that it caramelised them a little.
I recently picked up these gorgeous wooden dress forms from my local scrapbooking shop.
I have slowly been working on them. Last weekend I undercoated them all with GESSO
And whilst I had the paint brush out and a bit of a mess happening I painted some wooden embellishments as well. I did a little more work o the dress forms yesterday so I will show you them next time.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.