It has been our first Autumn in our new home in the countryside, and we have been making the most of it by foraging for all manner of things from the hedgerows. The boys have loved it, and they take great pleasure in the growing stash of jars, bottles and frozen berries which we have 'put away for the winter', just like in one of their their favourite books, Brambley Hedge Autumn Story.
This weekend it was rosehips that we were looking for. Using Lou's recipe, D has made a batch of bright rosehip syrup, bursting with vitamins. We are hoping that a little a day will ward off the inevitable coughs and colds.