The village was incredibly quiet here yesterday morning, everyone was inside watching the funeral and procession. I turned on the TV just before 11 to see the actual service but then turned off again later after they had all walked to Green Park - quite a spectacle - I've never seen so many people in so many different uniforms before. Loved the flowers on top of the Queens coffin - beautiful and colourful. Pomp, Pageantry and Putting on a Show are something we do very well in this country. Then a bit of me thinks what all the money spent on policing this could have been used for! I do hope the new King and the other Royals have a few days off now - they must all be shattered.
Up until turning on the TV I got some more gardening done outside, gradually clearing and cutting back. I fill the council garden waste bin, wait for it to be emptied fortnightly and then start to fill all over again. The compost in my own compost bin filled last year has rotted down and shrunk to a third, so I emptied it into the wheelbarrow and today I'll put it on the border out the front, which is very poor, rock hard clay. Then I'll have the awkward job of turning the compost from the bin I'm using into the empty one to mix it up a little and then it will be left to break down until this time next year.
The 3 Butternut Squash plants produced these as their first crop a couple of weeks ago.
The small ones are smaller than a tennis ball. There are 5 more, a wee bit better size and shape, still ripening. Not too bad considering how little water I was able to give them.
I made a big pot of vegetable curry with this lot, although once peeled and deseeded there wasn't a whole lot of flesh to use! Luckily there were courgettes and peppers and a windfall apple from the garden plus spinach from the freezer to add to the mix.
Divided to make 7 portions and frozen. Had the first for a meal last week - lovely!