The Rain-Sodden Lushness of Midsummer in Ireland

Harvests are looking good despite the lack of sunshine. Today, Sunday, is overcast and still. If the weather is fine tomorrow I shall begin to harvest the Blackcurrants. It looks to be a mighty harvest…certainly in excess of last year, when over 100lbs were picked…and the birds had their feast along the way! Redcurrants are cropping well also and most of these will go in the freezer, as I enjoy fruit yoghurts throughout the winter. The Redcurrants give the impression of jewels hanging on bushes. I often wonder why more of these delightful and easy to grow fruit bushes are…