One of the things I had to leave behind in France was my old garden trug and Opinel knife. I bought the trug for just two euros at a local vide grenier and it was perfect for collecting fruit and vegetables from the potager.
A country gal just can't be without her trug so Paul presented me with a posh Sussex trug and brand new Opinel knife this week. There isn't much to collect in the garden yet, only a few salad leaves today but hopefully in a few weeks time it will be full to the brim with garden produce.
|Rick supervising work in the garden|
Almost too beautiful to use!ReplyDelete
It's far too clean and pristine at the moment.Delete
I want a trug!ReplyDelete
You need a garden first!Delete
What we need is some warm weather. Even my rhubarb hasn't decided to show its face!ReplyDelete
I'm hoping a warm spell will bring everything on quickly.Delete
Love that trug. Growing up our trug was used for everything from greens to potatoes. I assumed that everyone had one and didn't realise it was specific to Sussex. (we were on the border).ReplyDelete
I now have one here in New Zealand, made in the South Island.
I was a Sussex girl originally so it seems appropriate for me to own one.Delete
What a pretty sunny garden! I like the trug. Maybe one day I'll have a veggie garden and will need one.ReplyDelete
Veggie gardens need a lot of attention, we didn't have one until we retired.Delete
My haul, so far, has been about 3 Strawberries. I'm not sure how many Opinels I have, but I do know that my 'trug' is plastic! The shame of it.ReplyDelete
A Sussex man with a plastic trug!Delete
When I watch Monty on a Friday, I think it is Nellie that carries the trug. Time to start with Rick, fetch it and carry to the house, build up those neck muscles !ReplyDelete
He would shake it and everything would go flying.Delete
I am getting great pleasure from seeing you settle in.ReplyDelete
Aw, that's nice Pat. We love this part of Lincolnshire so far and everyone has made us very welcome.Delete