Collected windfall apples on Monday and by bedtime had transformed them into chutney. I delivered two jars of chutney to our landlord and his mate on my way up to the garden today (12/11/09).

Thinking, whilst working, about the pace of my pruning and remembering the story of 'the hare and the tortoise' as well as gardeners of old who knew nothing of power tools… the kettle’s boiled and I’ve just discovered Earl Grey leaf tea and a strainer for making it - thank you, whoever brought it, I will reciprocate with ground coffee and filters… back to musings about 'tortoise gardening' and our project's non-competitive ethos. My feeling is that this attitude will be as significant as the physical environment for the young people coming here (17/11/09).