Retired Railway foraging


I don’t know why this has been sitting in drafts for weeks, when it’s illustrated and all. Foraging seems a long while ago, with most leaves down and a wind trying to blow them and us away these last two days.

A month ago in Yorkshire, Mrs T and I took a walk which included a stretch of easy going along the old railway above the cliffs. Someone, sometime in the past, must have tossed an apple core from a train onto the bank. The fruit are small; green but with russet patches, and sharp. Maybe someone had been there before us – someone with shorter arms than this writer’s, as the half-dozen fruit I harvested were high above my head.


Added to blackberries and sloes, we have a Yorkshire marinade for Christmas. A good set and sharp enough to counter the sweetness of the goose.



2 thoughts on “Retired Railway foraging

    1. willturnstone Post author

      Thank you, Anna. That clicking sound in the background is Christmas marmalade lids sealing down … Pomello, mandarin, orange and spices. All leaves swept outside, nothing urgent in the garden.


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