Today is Quince Tree day.
I wish it had been yesterday when the sun was shining but never mind.
The Quince Tree has had a bit of a haircut today. Probably much too late but never mind that either. A branch has been taken off which, I hope, will mean less quinces in October.
One can have too much of a good thing.
Once the branch had been cut I was able to get some close-ups of the buds.
So many other things budding too.
Some sort of shrub -dogwood?
Today is also our wedding anniversary. 16 years.
Charlie had the day off so that we could go out to lunch. We had forgotten that it would be half-term so the children came with us. We did enjoy ourselves. My lunch was delicious - beef and oyster pie followed by crème brulée.
Afterwards we went to say hello to the pigs.
Gloucester Old Spots I think. They were very friendly, fairly galloping across their little mud patch to see what we had brought them. We hadn't brought them anything but they didn't seem to mind. When we go back for my birthday in December they may well be on the menu. The pub, The Talbot in Knightwick produces most of its food including beer, fruit vodkas and fruit jellies. Elder son's lunch, a pork and game raised pie came with a little pot of sauce. I tasted it -quince. The waitress was surprised that we recognised the taste, 'I have a quince tree you see' I said.