Monday, April 7, 2014

Frog in the fridge...

When you start your week by putting a frog in the fridge (accidentally of course!) you kind of know it is just going to one of those weeks...

Yes, you did read right - we were woken up one morning last week to Esben calling out from the kitchen "Why is there a frog in the fridge?"
A few evenings earlier I went to pick a beautiful big cauliflower in the garden, only to discover two little frogs living amongst the giant leaves. I didn't pick it that night of course - you can't just relocate little creatures just before nightfall, can you. The next day I did pick it, after first very carefully having checked that the little frogs had moved on. I brought it in along with the other veggies, cleaned it and packed it into the fridge
As it turned out I obviously didn't check as carefully as I thought, which is how the frog ended up in the fridge. Needles to say the poor little thing was so cold and very happy to get back into the garden where, I believe, it now living amongst the under the zucchinis.

That story pretty much sums up last week around there... not quite running to plan and full of little surprises  Needless to say I was really looking forward to getting back to normal and just have a quiet day today, perhaps finishing Brother Rabbit.

...when you have anything to do with growing stuff, the weather has a big say in what you do and when. With rain predicted for the rest of the week, the last lot of grapes had to be picked.
So I swapped dainty embroidery scissors for picking snips and rubber gloves (the last is not really necessary but I have a nasty habit of cutting my fingers). Grenache - it is the last ripening variety and we don't have much of it (thankfully) and the bunches are enormous, so it is quite an 'easy and quick pick' compared to the other red grape wine varieties.

It is such a great feeling when the season is finished. No more worries about what the weather is doing - at least for a little while. Nearly 2 tonne of grapes later and we can relax and think about other things - for me some embroidery perhaps?

Have a fabulous week,
Anna x


  1. Ha ha! This post had me giggling, I can't imagine finding a little hoppy fella in the fridge! And my my, those grapes look gorgeous - and you're right, we must heed Mother Nature's schedule, no doubt you'll have some rainy days to embroider soon...Chrissie x

  2. Hi Anna,
    I always love your photos whether of your beautiful embroidery or the great outdoors. Thanks for sharing.

  3. We've had snails in the salad but never frogs in the fridge. But then, those are the joys of gardening.