Winter is coming …

…the trees know this and now that autumn is in full-swing they are making ready. This year that preparation is almost mystical, as 2020 turns out to be a “mast year”, a year in which the woodland species somehow co-ordinate to produce a bumper crop of seeds, nuts and berries. Mast is the Old English … Continue reading Winter is coming …

Fentons Gin

Blackcurrant /Raspberry/Blackberry/Damson/Sloe Gin Ingredients: 500g of fruit (can use fresh or frozen, frozen is better as it breaks the skin and more flavor comes out)1 litre of medium quality gin200g sugar for blackcurrants/raspberries/blackberries250g sugar for damsons/sloes Method: Wash the berries and leave to dry.  Place in a 2 litre wide necked bottle/jar, add the sugar, … Continue reading Fentons Gin

Fall leaves fall

September is a month of beginnings and endings. The beginning of the academic year, of both meteorological and astrological autumn and the end of summer; the equinox on 22nd of the month marking the second date in the year when the day and night are of equal length. From now, our daylight hours get shorter … Continue reading Fall leaves fall