Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Slugged strawberries

The tide turned in our small community garden plot.

For every slug I removed by hand, I have in turn now picked a plump and sometimes squishy strawberry. That’s 200 slugs for 200 strawberries. Today my son cooked a good-looking strawberry pie for one of our favourite people in the world who was minding our guinea pigs while we were visiting friends on a farm (lamb, pigs, ducks, chickens, vegetables) on Saltspring.

On the farm we ate their own raised chicken and vegetables and pizza cooked in an outdoor oven. (what a site to behold). I’d never seen such a thing before and it was quite fascinating to try to cook a rice pizza in it. Sleight of hand indeed. This was our second visit to the farm, thus it is now a tradition. I love summer! We have such lovely family times in summer.  They often involve gardening and food and water and natter.

My nasturtium is mighty looking. A long ladder looking outfit of a plant ….

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