We headed off down the lane, towards my allotment , down the footpath and on towards the fields and hedgerows that surround our little town.
Finally we arrived and then spent the next hour and a half collecting the harvest that the hedgerow has to offer at this time of year - plums, blackberries, and apples to name just a few.
Here is a fraction of the harvest .....
So, the next thing I needed to do was to decide what to make from my huge harvest haul.
I decided to consult one of my favourite preserving books...
And for this haul I settled on some fruit jellies, vinegars and also thought I would have a go at making something I have never done before ... "Bachelors Jam" or "Rumtopf."
meanwhile I shall leave you with the ever familiar sight that our kitchen dons at this time of year
Night , Night .