And now, four nominations at once. How lucky and honoured am I? First of all I have been nominated by TikkTok and RaeDi at Hummingbird Hollow for the Versatile Blogger Award. I was lucky enough to have been nominated for this a while back (but I am not a believer that you can have too much of a good thing), so check out my 7 bits of info in this post. Better not reveal any more or I may lose some of my mysterious allure. What…I don´t have any? Oh well…
Then, much to my surprise, I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by the lovely Cecilia over at The Kitchens Garden and Mandy at The Complete Cookbook. You don´t have to make any lists or link to any blogs with this one, just nominate 5 blogs you admire who have less than 200 subscribers, and who you feel should have more!
So, I´d like to thank all the lovely bloggers who nominated me (oh you shouldn´t have…) and nominate the following for the Liebster Blog Award (and apologies if you already have more than 200 subscribers – WordPress was showing this info and now I can´t seem to see it!)
Please feel free to accept, ignore, pass on, enjoy…but for those of you reading this, do check them out, I think you´ll like what you see!
Now…a quick look at our almonds. We had so much rain here in the spring that one of our two almond trees lost all its blossom and the second one only managed to hang on to a few flowers. Such a shame.
When we got back it was time to pick our “bumper “ crop. As you can see, there really wasn´t very much picking to be done. We didn´t need to bring extra workers in!
The almonds are covered in a green velvety casing.
We peeled this off of most of them as we stood by the chicken shed.
We left them in the sun for a few hours which helped us get those stubborn little “coats” off.
And that was it – one evening soon we´ll open a nice bottle of wine, get our stinky cheese out and have an almond cracking session. Fingers crossed for a better harvest next year.