Autumn is the season of harvest for us, harvesting of grapes in particular (as we are winemakers) and much of our garden veg, but also foraging time for mushrooms, walnuts, hazelnuts, and fruit picking time in the orchard.
As autumn rushes in and pushes toward winter, there is something I really look forward to, my own special Closet Change Over Day. It is something I have been doing for goodness knows how long, and still it is a true treat. Such a treat in fact that I think
Let’s talk about the weather. France’s weather is truly, truly varied – north to south, east to west, and even within areas the same can be applied. After all, it is a big country, with an ocean to the left, mountains to the right, flat plains to the top and
Whether it is images for Halloween or the cornucopia concept of harvest, autumn to me can be summed up in one word ~ Pumpkins. There is something about these roly-poly orange veg that just makes me smile. (Maybe that is why we are driven to carve toothy faces into them?)
One of the best things about living in France is… walnuts. Most villages have walnut trees dotted all about. In autumn, I make a point of going for walks, looking for walnuts underfoot. I have gotten in the habit of carrying a bag or basket with me to make the
If you have read any of my gardening posts you understand that I classify myself as a Garden Virgin. I suspect no matter how many years I garden, I will always think of myself as such. Why? Because other than the occasional foray into ‘how to?’ on the internet I
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