And to be honest I am glad to see the back of them. Regular ramblings readers will know I stopped preserving them a while ago, and we have been using what we (and the chickens) need from the plants. They don't have too much flavour now and are rather acidic for my taste. It's awful to see them dropping off the vines but I am heartened to notice the (Bulgarian) people at the back of us had the same problem. Far too many! Dave is, at this very moment, pulling them all up. So all that is left to get rid of are the peppers, aubergines and okra. Dave is a hard work junkie, and although a lot of the weeds could have been ploughed in he has hand weeded everywhere. It is getting near to finished, the hens have a bit n more fresh space and we need to decide where we are going to plant the garlic and onion sets next month.
Went shopping yesterday, something I am liking less and less. We saw a dead jackal on the side of the road, and I am still having difficulty getting my head around seeing animals I usually watch on Africam or other wildlife programmes from Africa! There is a definite change to the scenery now. Although there is not a lot of autumn colour, the leaves are dropping and a lot of trees are suddenly bare. There are bright berries and hips everywhere, as well as all the different seed pods hanging from the trees. But some of the fields have been re-seeded, possibly winter wheat, and are turning green again. The few showers we have had recently will help. But we still have very blue skies.
The seeds I sowed last week are all through, helped by a little rain and warm ground. The roses are still blooming well, and I have been able to freeze herbs for winter stews and soups. Had a very nice soup yesterday, caulies are in season and cheap, so made a healthy, light soup (because I can't get cream!) and some cheese and walnut rolls to go with. Yum.
Interesting moth. Anyone know what it is?