Early autumn is a wonderful time of year on a farm. The busy spring and summer are long past and the fruits of our labour are known and hopefully all gathered in and the often frantic pace that occurs on farm is few and far between.

The land and hedgerows are full of bonus goodies, such as mushrooms, blackberries and hazelnuts among others. As a child, I remember collecting these bounties to bring home, often times all was eaten as we walked through the farm in search of more to fill our buckets.