This year ive had to waste quite a lot of garden produce , its not waste really because anything not used goes into the compost bins . Im just a bit annoyed thats all. Ive tried to give loads away and not a soul has wanted any , what family we have wouldnt lower themselves to come and dig up produce and actually pick and wash vegetables , nobody wants jam or chutneys anymore , i gather its not trendy for the younger generation with their terror of sugar learned at school, though they will munch through numerous posh protien bars .
A friend of the munchkin used to come and take the rosehips to make syrup , no takers this year , cobnuts ive more than i could ever use but they keep well , apples that are not storers have barely been eaten , ive had a bumper hops year , tons of japonica quinces sadly ive lost the email of the posh lady who used to come for them , then sell her jams at the farmers markets .
i suppose it doesnt give out the wanted image for the village . you know rich , incomers with charitable concerns , but sadly with much bigger incomes than the locals . They do make me laugh they all toddle off to the nearest towns and attend the farmers markets to buy their local expensive organic produce, when the same stuff can be bought for pennies at their neighbours gate stands . But the council is cracking down on gatestands as well , theres not an egg to be had in the village anymore. Best comment heard .... come Brexit we have cows , pigs and chickens just up the road , didnt have the heart to point out that farmers have guns , The cattle are all beef cattle and the chicken are 12 week boilers for the food industry .
I have however found a rather easy plan for using conkers for washing liquid enjoy