2015 has been a great year for mushrooms, not so much for the field mushrooms we gather from the campsite and pony paddocks, to eat with fresh eggs and bacon for breakfast, but the funghi from roadside foraging!
We found Giant Puffballs - whose geographic position will now remain a family secret – which were delicious, but other varieties also popped up in places we had never found before. Although we didn’t eat all of them!
Dom’s new Legbar hens started laying, to his excitement,
Although we have had some wet days we have equally been blessed with lots of october sunshine and accordingly had fun days with ponies and friends.
Autumn in Cornwall also means empty beaches. It is a time for solitary rides on the beach at Marazion
sometimes you just have to sit and contemplate!
And you can find the strangest things on the beach, like this old pilbox that has quite simply slipped down onto the beach because of cliff erosion in the storms. Reminded me of a scene from Planet of the Apes!
It has been quite a mission.
And not every day was kind weatherwise.
We did have a bit of a disaster in the old reservoir garden
The dogs had great fun frollicking in the flooded corner. However, periodic flooding has been an ongoing problem since we started developing the old reservoir into a garden. This time though, we had the digger and decided to investigate.
Excavation revealed, a 'washout' pipe belonging to Soutwest Water
that periodically, whether due to malfunction of electrical monitoring equipment, or usage and setting of water levels, outflows.
To finish on a high, rather than a low 'water' note, here is a shot of the watery harbour in Penzance with the boats all looking pretty in our October sunshine. And long may the sunshine last.