Early this morning I took you all to walk the fences with me. I do this walk every morning and evening for the dogs toilet time. This is the wild area, where the weeds and all that wild grass is allowed to grow. I even throw seed gathered from the garden down there to encourage wildflowers. We cannot farm it anyway as the farmers are paid a government subsidy NOT to grow on it. It is along a waterway.
There now. Home. I have made the pesto and will pop the recipe into a post tomorrow. I added lemon basil to this mornings mix but I am not sure that it is a success. Good old fashioned basil is the best. Lemon basil has a fantastic scent, and is good in salads when really fresh. The scent is quite divine. I roll the leaves over my skin when no-one is looking. It is my favorite new herbal fragrance. No money in it though!
Still no rain but just a bit cooler, so I had better get out there and get busy.
Firstly, while the bread is rising, I will go and cut another load of corn stalks. Soon they will be too dry, the sweetcorn will be finished and the protein levels will drop so then at last I will be able to stop this chore. It is my least favorite job. But I cannot let free, good food go to waste. Lots of fibre, average forage. Except I am doing the foraging. The farm animals seem grateful though. Well they better.
Talk to you tomorrow.