Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - starting on a late blackberry crop with Joshua

Tom Winnifrith Wednesday 21 August 2019


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Young Joshua loves blackberries. But it seems that the summer rains mean that this year’s crop is late. So we have scoured the numerous bushes around the Welsh Hovel and in its fields and most are still green or red. But God works in mysterious ways…

I remembered that there was a bush in the village churchyard. Joshua is a keen Chirch goer if only for the post service chocolate biscuits and so we wandered in to have a look. One imagines that when the church was built seven hundred years ago, any Welsh peasant scavenging for berries would have been put in the stocks. Joshua asked if God, who he knows owns the church and its “field,” would mind and I assured him that God would not want anything going to waste. Game on…  

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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