Monthly Archives: September 2011

Blackberry picking

Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others , red, green hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh … Continue reading

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Harvest time

The blackberries are out and the farmers have started to bring  in the harvest. In Hillsborough the Annual European Vintage Ploughing Championships took place over two autumnal days. The events included both horse drawn ploughs and vintage tractors with competitors from as far … Continue reading

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Summer’s gone

Uniforms and schoolbags bought, the playgroup kids have been wrestled from your leg and the year 8 have swaggered tentatively back to being wee fish in a big pond, we can hanker after the summer days as the tans fade … Continue reading

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