As I sat drinking my cup of tea yesterday afternoon evening I thought someone had lit a bonfire as there were great cloud sweeping in over the garden but I then realised it was mist blowing in from the river Medway and shrouding the garden in fog. I have never seen it come in in quite such an obvious way and as yet I cannot see if it is still there as it is pitch dark.
This morning I am all set to make a batch of pasties the pastry has been in the fridge over night so it is just a case of rolling it out and preparing the filling. This time I think I will use the big oven or I might even freeze then uncooked as I do like them hot.
The wonderful Jane is due today and Mark the gardener is going to buy me some plants from a nursery down near Canterbury. I have two Phyllostachys Nigra [black bamboo] plants some three meters tall on order which will fill in a couple of gaps in the back of the border where we have removed the Tibetan raspberries which were getting over grown and are pretty spiky to deal with. I always feel it is really spring when my mind turns to planting. Now that the hens have vacated the glass house I can also get in there and have a bit of a clear up, you cannot imagine the mess that 4 hens can make over the course of the winter. But first there are the pasties to be made and the chicken stock to strain cool and freeze.
Have a good day all and lets hope the sunshine keeps us all warmer today.....