Sunday, 15 November 2020

Mud and fish

 We've had some torrential downpours over the last few days but this morning didn't look too bad so we put on our wellington boots and walked across the fields. We hadn't walked here for several months because the sweetcorn crop had grown high and if the leaves were at all damp they gave you a thorough soaking. But now the fields have been cleared.




It wasn't a wise decision. It was treacherous underfoot and you can guess who tripped over a corn stalk, wearing her clean jacket and jeans, and fell in the mud!










We came back by the lake and, while I was not at all happy with my muddy state, one of the fishermen was absolutely delighted with his day!




















It's the biggest one in the lake," he told us.






















Cameras out to record the catch.


Rather an ugly brute in my opinion.














I had another ugly brute to deal with when I got home. One of the large squash had developed a soft spot and if I didn't cut it up and freeze the healthy flesh I would quickly lose it all.


 Now it has been chopped into cubes and bagged in the freezer.
I am in awe of nature - just one seed can produce all this!

10 comments:

  1. I hope it was a catch and release. It was a pretty good year for squash in our garden this year.

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    1. Yes, it was catch, quick photo and release. The young fisherman was DELIGHTED!
      Squash are one of my good-doers but they didn't get as much sun and dry weather to harden the skins for keeping as I would have liked. I hope the other stored squash keep sound because otherwise the flesh takes up far too much room in the freezer.

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  2. That should be a nice easy soup when you decide to use it. (or perhaps something else).

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    1. It is a great base for soups, curries and all manner of savoury recipes and very handy just to pull a few chunks out of the freezer..

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  3. Just imagine what a sperm (head 5.1 micrometres x 3.2 micrometres, tail 50 micrometres) and an egg (50 micrometres) could unleash on the world. Hard though it is to imagine, that's how the wretched Orange Man started out.

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    1. Another ugly brute! It doesn't bear thinking about. Thank goodness he is yesterday's news.

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  4. I didn’t know you could freeze raw squash. No need to cook it first?

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    1. I just cut it up raw and bag it in cubes. It freezes really well and it is then very convenient to pull out however much you need for your recipe.

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  5. I can't help but feel sorry for the fish.
    And I hope apart from getting your clean clothes all muddy, your fall did not have other negative effects!

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