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Posted: Thursday 14 July, 2005

by Dan at 7:06pm in Growing No comments Add your own

I've been picking raspberries every morning for about a week now, but this morning I needed to get into work early to prepare for a training course I was delivering, so they didn't get done. So tonight when I came home from work, despite the torrential rain, I threw on my Barbour and (bad) cowboy hat and got stuck in.

Rain has never really bothered me, maybe because when I worked as a forester I had no choice in the matter. When you're stuck up a hill 4 miles from the nearest mud track and it's chucking it down you don't really have a choice.

The result was a few pounds of prime Scottish rasps, with probably another half pound down my neck! They were perfectly ripe, and as sweet as honey - give me the choice between any confection under the sun or a bowl of these and the fruit wins every time. Most will end up in the freezer, but we had our first summer pudding last weekend and it was fab, so a good number will be kept back for this weekend's effort.

This afternoon also saw our first ripe Super Sweet 100 tomato of the year. Since it's R's birthday tomorrow and I haven't bought her a present or a card (bad man) I bestowed it upon her, and judging by her reaction it was better than anything I could have bought her anyway.


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