Well we are officially past the longest day of the year, can you believe it? I must be getting old, as the months are just whizzing by; well I prefer to think it’s just that I’m enjoying what I am doing, so the time passes quicker. ;)
June has been an eventful month for us, we started off with our Niece’s wedding, to a chilli head none the less. I hasten to add he and Nick get on like a house on fire (no pun intended).
Then, excitedly the delivery of our new growing system arrived. Cassie, the #ChilleeDog took guard, until Nick got home. Talk about a kid in a sweetie shop. It’s a big old outlay for our little business, nevertheless it’s something that the chillies will love enough to produce lush green plants and lots of delicious pods, we hope. We’ll take more photos of the set up once we have finished planting, (I know, I know, we are sooooo far behind this year!) when the system is fully in place.
So what else has happened? Well picked up another award, this time for the Best Trade stand in Show at the Bridport Food Festival. Nick’s positive that is was down to the person who dropped off the stuff at the event, not the one who set it up and was behind the stall! Clearly!!!
Whilst there our very good friend Alice (Chilli Alchemist’s eye candy and lovely wife) wanted to face her fear and hold a spider. Well I don’t really have an issue with spiders, but have never held a tarantula before, so ok, let’s do it!
Alice was incredibly brave, once I had held this delicate little creature, she held her too.
Way to go Alice, Girl Power! Next time it’s the snakes ;)
Phones were a bone of contention that week; are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin……
The last Friday of the month was National Bring your Dog to Work Day, so we decided Nick (now a man of leisure) and ChilleeDog would join me at Langport Market. They’d go for a lovely walk and then come back to see me around lunchtime.
The next thing I knew was Nick walking toward me with no shoes on. I’m thinking to myself “please put your shoes on, you look unkept!” Then I notice his shorts where dripping wet, so was the dog! Mud all over his legs and feet; the pair of them looked somewhat bedraggled, to say the least! ChilleeDog had managed to fall into the River; although she was swimming, her back legs where caught up in the weeds. The bank, being a good 3/4ft drop, Nick couldn’t reach her.
She’s now starting to panic and going under, poor little pup, only 8 months.
That’s it, Nick’s jumps, throws her up onto the bank and then thinks, “how the heck do I get out?” Bank too steep, nothing to grab hold of, doing the whole Indian Jones thing as the plants keep feeding throw his hands, so had to resort to “HELP! “ Fortunately a passer-by stopped and offered to pull Nick out. Nick looked at her very politely said, that she’d not be able to get his “hoffing gurt frame” out (his words not mine). After spotting a jetty to swim, he eventually clambered up the bank.
Poor beggar was somewhat shaken, but I was so lucky that I didn’t lose them both, good job Nick’s a good swimmer. THEN he remembers the phone with the new SIM card he’d installed that morning, along with the van keys where in his pocket! Takes out the phone, which now is as muddy as his feet; bugger!
Oh we do see adventure in sunny zummerset. Although it may be just ‘cause we be a bit daft! ;)
Right I best stop my waffling, if you’d made it this far down the page, hope you’ve enjoyed my ramblings.
Until next time, promise more chilli stuff then, may even be a Limited Edition Sauce to announce too.
Much love, as always.
Mrs C x