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Pop – word of the week

I did it. I grew popcorn! Who knew? Sixteen good cobs and few diddy ones. They need to dry yet before I can try popping them, but I really don’t mind. The colours are so fantastic, I’d happily use them for autumn decorations. My hands turned red, pulling the casings from around them, with only three earwigs to re-home.

We are definitely in the autumn swing now. I haven’t finished bringing in beans and tomatoes yet, and there is still other crops ( ๐Ÿ˜† sounds like I have acres, but not sure how else to refer to the different kinds of food I grow, collectively) to be brought in. My freezer is brimming over and I’ve not even started on the apples yet.

Anyway, time for a quick round up of our week.

New addition to the garden. We have a new baby wild rabbit. Such fun to watch. She pops up from nowhere. I had my camera with me one afternoon and caught her discovering new tasty treats. I don’t think she had ever sampled a dandelion before. While I watched, she tentatively approached the flower, stretching to take a taste. I blinked and she was gone. Along with the dandelion.

Bit worried as the mother rabbit is not very attentive and this little one doesn’t have a sibling. Last batch acted as a danger alarm system for each other. Fingers crossed she makes it. It’s difficult not to feel protective.

In between baby rabbit watching, I’ve been busy in the kitchen. I’ve made pumpkin spice and pumpkin spice creamer. Loving both of these. A real blast of autumn flavours. Can’t wait to get the pumpkins in from the garden. I have pastry ready for pies and pumpkin spice to provide that unmistakable pop to the taste buds.

Adding a bit of culture to our lives, we headed to the Holburne museum, on Sunday. Rembrandt and Matisse exhibitions.

I love seeing how the children react to these days out. Each time, they impress me. Even the one that threatened to stay behind at home, was full of questions. They were interested. Brief moments when you feel you might just be winning at this “raising individuals” game. Short, but sweet while it lasts.

Let’s see. That’s pretty much it. First tutoring session went well and looks like the way forward. We have one more week of school to go, until half term. Seems to have snuck up on us for once.ย  Mad rush to fit everything in at work, before they break up. On a lighter note, Halloween plans are in full swing, with Eric the skeleton popping up around the house. Apparently, he’s not so scary anymore. So I’m thinking bigger….

My week. I’m going to sum it up with the word “Pop”. Pretty sure that will be a first for me. Joining in with Anne’s Word of the week link up.

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