Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The Foragers Harvest begins in Earnest



The hedgerows are more thickly laden with fruit this autumn than I have seen for years. We wander around the field edges, purple stained and greedy, tiptoeing through nettles and gingerly reaching through the brambles. Rowan and haws, hips and blackberries, sloes and elderberries, all are growing in abundance, jumbled together and weighting slender stems earthwards. All these and more, we have been gathering. The jewel like colours inspired me to rummage amongst my yarn collection and collect my wool ends in glorious berry shades. Now I need a nice pattern for a jerkin if anyone has one?



Hazel tries her best to eat our blackberries as fast as we gather them.



While Sandpiper does her best " I'm the boss in this field" display. ( This is for Hazel's benefit, not ours - Hazel being the latest addition to our herd - Sandpiper is deeply annoyed at her sharing our blackberries, despite not liking them herself!)

10 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

love your photos! and your descriptions! I could just be there!

Linda said...

Grumpy little crinkled nose , made me smile. Lindax

gtyyup said...

Your ponies are just too cute...they alway put a smile on my face!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous colours in your photo collage there! Everyone is talking about autumn - how I miss the changing of the seasons!

Carol Anne Strange said...

Your ponies are gorgeous, and good to hear that Hazel is settling in despite Sandpiper's display. :-) Yes, I've also noticed the abundance of fruits. What a fantastic harvest it will be! x

Yarrow said...

Oooh, Sandpiper is stunning, but I so recognise that pose! It's funny, but both my ponies hate blackberries and I use them to drive the monsters away when I don't need their 'help'! Whereas, my old boy would mug me for a pot of berries every time, even if I crept through his field :)

x

Phyllis said...

Your ponies and art are just beautiful!

Sandra said...

I don't have a pattern, but I do have a passion for all things equine. Your horses are beautiful. Sandpiper is very lovely, despite her frown!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love the shot of angry Sandpiper:)

Gillian L. said...

Your photographs are really beautiful. I love all the berries and the shots of your horses are fantastic.

Gillian

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