Yesterday was by far the coldest we've had this winter. The Husband, who records these things, also tells me that this July was the coldest we've had since 2014. This year, unlike the previous two, we've had very little rain, no snow, and very little frost. That we've not had frosty markets, is a boon. Yet, we need the cold and the wet for our gardens and the farmers' crops...
Speaking of which:
After last year's dismal crop of broad beans, this year's are much better. This first picking was a welcome surprise on a day when we lit the fire just after breakfast.
They were absolutely delicious, lightly boiled with mint and with Weber roasted free range chicken which we get from our friends just outside the village.
It was a good way to end a cold weekend.
Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa
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