Saturday, 11 June 2016
For the last couple of weeks there has been a great deal of mayflower. The hedgerows are full of it. I feed the goats hawthorn branches every day and have found they eat the mayflower first. Whether or not it leads to lots of hawberries is yet to be seen. There has been a great deal of cherry blossom but my impression is that this will not lead to a big quantity of cherries. Judging by what I've seen on the trees, the cherry crop will be down on last year. The hawes will ripen from the late summer onwards. They are full of pectin so they are very useful in making jams and preserves.