Monday, July 12
Kitchen table, 14:00
We have spent much of the morning gardening. The weather continues to feel atypical, which rises the question: how long do you have to experience atypical weather for it to become typical?
Wherever we go, Helsinki, Kovalam, or Sundö, we grow things. Mostly Irma grows things, but sometimes I do too. How many people remember my multi-coloured carrots?
Only me probably. And Irma.
I come into the kitchen to see another little group of freshly picked chillies lying on a bread board. Soon they will join a larger group of thirty or so and begin the process of drying.
We have become self-sufficient in chillies, redcurrants and rhubarb. We have a lot of tomatoes but probably not as many as we eat. Soon, if all goes well, we will become self-sufficient in garlic.
I take a photograph.