Sunday, 28 February 2010

timing a walk to Plush 2 1/2 miles

Set off at 1.50pm. 20mins to stables, 30mins to bridge, 45 mins to Plush, 55 mins to church which was locked. Return bridge 15 mins, stable 30 mins home 40mins total return from Plush. Total time for 5 miles = 1 hour 50 mins. Approx speed 2.7 mph. Pain level moderate.

Goal 1hour 40mins.

Photo of gargoyle taken with a Samsung Tocco lite phone in dull weather.

Disappointed that Plush Church was locked on a Sunday.

Monday, 22 February 2010

First wild garlic shoots 22nd February 2010

A slightly warmer day yesterday and lots of rain rather than frost may have brought the first wild garlic shoots. As these are the first edible plants of the year to emerge, perhaps today is the first day of spring 2010.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Cherries and gout

Its not often in my nearly 60 years that I have found something that really works. This can only be anecdotal, mind you, if enough people post anecdotal stories to blogs about a subject the evidence becomes more and more empirical.

I have painful joints in my feet, I don't know whether this is mild gout or wear and tear. I read that cherries and cherry juice cures gout so I gave it a try. It didn't work overnight but today I noticed about an 80% relief. I can say with reasonable certainty that cherries and cherry juice cure joint pain that might be gout.

Sorry that I can't be more definative.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

This spring

Experiment drying and storing wild garlic, making wild garlic pesto and finding other ways to enjoy this delicious and abundant spring delight.