Swamped!

This time of year I can feel a bit like my duck who is being slowly engulfed by an ants’ nest . They found a dry spot under her metal belly and have multiplied until her eyes will soon be filled with earth and perfect ant eggs.

No, I haven’t finally lost it!

There is just such a wonderful profusion of fruit to pick and there is no time to do it. The sun is either so roastingly hot that picking boils the brains, or the heavens have opened and I am in danger of a biblical thunder bolt and electrocution over the raspberries.

It is a pleasant problem to have, but I hate waste and all those red currents, black currants, gooseberries, cherries and raspberries won’t pick themselves, so I put down the ipad and rush back out to the garden.

I might even find time to rescue the duck!

 

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10 thoughts on “Swamped!

  1. carolee says:

    Know the feeling, except here its strawberries, peas, broccoli and cabbage that needs doing between rains. I work despite the heat, just try to alternate jobs so I can do a bit in sun and then a bit in shade. I think fruit is more time-sensitive though, especially if you are trying to outpace the birds and critters who want to pick too!

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