The summer…

Posted September 3, 2017 8:39 pm by Joanna Bogle

…draws to its close….I spent Friday gathering blackberries and rosehips with young great-nephews and nieces. We also gathered lots of scratches and nettle-stings, but weren’t bothered – we returned to the kitchen in triumph to spend a most satisfactory time producing a grand stocks of jams and syrups which will, as great-nephew A-H. put it “see us safely through the winter”. He wrote the labels and the jars all look splendid stacked on the shelf, and a younger brother recorded the whole thing, plus Auntie Joanna’s commentary at each stage with cookery instructions etc, for us to watch again later

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