Two thirds of my sweetcorn crop has failed. The extent of the disaster can be seen from this photo. The ones that came good were those which we grew from seed and which we planted out in good time. But I felt we didn’t have enough and I bought a large batch of small plants from Mammoth Onion on 16th June. They were planted out a week later, just at the time when the warm dry weather ended and the rains began. Or to put it another way, the time when a hose-pipe ban was imposed. The plants never really took hold and the result is corns like the ones on the right of the photo, which are good enough for Henry, our guinea pig, but not for anything else
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.