It's been a miserable week here on the smallholding in Ireland. We seem to be getting April showers in May. We decided to cheer ourselves up on Friday after the election results in the UK and Chelsea winning the title. So we picked the potatoes growing in the poly-tunnel. Some people would say:
"Let them grow a bit bigger."
Small is beautiful and absolutely delicious. So we steamed them on top of the range. The month of May and the range is lit and I am still chain sawing logs for hot water, cooking and heat from the radiators.
A plant pot full of new potatoes. We got three/ four (I gave some to my brother) meals from our early potato crop. I also hand picked 11 snails in the poly-tunnel this morning. The hedges are growing mad too. We heard our first cuckoo yesterday.