There are a number of magical moments when you do any form of self-sufficiency, such as your first laid egg, or the first pan of home-grown new potatoes, perhaps it is the first podded peas or ripe tomato.
Each year brings new magical moments and today was one of those, our first egg laid by a hen we incubated and hatched from an egg herself !!! Life full circle.
It has been a very bad harvest year on the island, a very damp cool summer with the local barley and hay crops been virtually none existant, its going to have a knock on effect next year for the animals for sure.
Harvests on the plot haven't been very good either. Our onions and broad beans are decent enough but little else.
And meet the sum total of our tomato harvest, not much salad out of that one !!
But onwards and upwards,
we keep on planting and we always harvest something from our little patch of land.