It was another work day here for both of us. I waved Stuart off to Lanciole again this morning, feeling worried about his well-being. He looked and sounded utterly shattered after having done a full day's strimming in the heat there yesterday, and to say he wasn't looking forward to going back for more would be an epic understatement. Nevertheless, he slumped off to the car this morning, fully kitted out in long jogging bottoms, gaiters and safety boots (as if it wasn't already hot enough).
Thankfully, he managed to get away from Lanciole part-way through the afternoon - but instead of relaxing when he got home, he went straight off to the goose enclosure to give it a much-needed strim before heading off to the woodpile with his chainsaw for yet more hard graft. By the time he threw the towel in, a towel was what he really did need - there wasn't an inch of him or any of his clothes that wasn't drenched in sweat.
After a cold shower (cold water was all that was available never mind the fact that he probably didn't want a hot shower anyway), he retired to the patio with a chilled beer, and not long afterwards I joined him before heading off for a mammoth watering-and-weeding session on the veg terraces - which in turn had me dripping in sweat!
Tonight, we will be feasting on a courgette & pancetta risotto made with home-grown courgettes and the first of our home-grown onions (planted by Mum and Dad back in March). Yum!
|Courgettes and cucumbers.
|One day's harvest.
|Prosecco with cucumber and mint. Our new house cocktail.
|This little lady hasn't made much of an appearance lately, but she still appears from her hiding spot in the wardrobe for her dinner every evening and a cuddle before bedtime.