It’s chestnut season

Within the last 2 weeks we’ve had a sudden change in weather where it would be nice and warm during the day but definitely cooler at night. During this period the constant soft thuds of ripe chestnuts dropping to the forest floor only served to remind us that the early bird catches the worm, and if you want some, free for the taking, it’s best to gather them asap! Even with the convenience of buying chestnuts at the supermarket, collecting le castagne is a family pastime that will never go out of style.

We get quite a lot of people poking around the ground just outside of our property, something that always sets the dachshund off on an angry barking session as he thinks that everything within the scope of his vision is all his!

6 thoughts on “It’s chestnut season

    1. Rowena Post author

      Haha! It’s so funny because traditionally, you collect chestnuts that have fallen on the ground. Me? No way! I tell MotH to hit the branches with a stick so that I can get them super fresh (they’ve already popped the pokey husk), plus I’ve already reached over our fence to nab some right out of their husks.



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