Once or twice a week I drive to the next village to buy my fruit and vegetables at the local farm shop. It’s a wonderful shop in an old barn – only open for a few hours four days a week – and always full wonderful things! They always sell a lot of their own produce, but do import some things, so there is always a good selection. You can’t buy strawberries or peaches in December though. It’s pretty seasonal here. There are also cheeses from the mountains, home-pressed apple juice, elderberry cordials, home-made jams and plants. Oh, and they also make lovely Christmas wreaths and flower bouquets and baskets.
In the early spring I’m always on tenterhooks and it’s always exciting to swing by. Today I finally found what I’ve been waiting for. Isn’t it wonderful? And this is only the start!
Today my son and I have dug out all my huge, old, bedraggled lavender plants from the garden – I paid hard cash for his help and it was worth every penny! Tomorrow I’m going to drive by and collect ten lovely new fresh lavender plants and I can’t wait to plant them in the garden.
Now I know it really is spring!