Friday, September 3
Nuts to you!
We were sitting up the field having a lovely afternoon cup of tea and a wee bit of cake, Alan's best chocolate, when we noticed at our feet a collection of empty hazel nut cases! Nooooo! This is the first year that we have had any good harvest on the hazel tree. There are three in the hedges that surround us and this one where we have a seat is the most mature. We had great excitment a few weeks earlier when we realised that there would be a nut harvest this year. It seems that the family of squirrels thought so to! So no sooner seen than down came the branches and we gathered the lot. Well I say the lot, I'm sure that the squirrels will find that we have missed some and anyway there are two more trees that they can feast on. It's not as if there aren't two chestnut trees available you squirrels so go bark at yourselves somewhere other that our best hazel nut tree!