With visits to the plot being few and far between due to the rain we have had to make the decision about whether to weed or harvest. There isn't really any competition is there ?- You have to harvest the things that have managed to crop against all odds but it is difficult to have to leave the weeds to their efforts at taking over beds that it seems only a day or so ago were tidy and weedless. Some young plants are really in need of some relief from the strangling weeds.
My first attempt at harvesting redcurrants was interrupted by heavy rain and guess what stopped me harvesting at my second attempt - yes heavy rain. This time I did manage to gather a few punnets before I had to scramble from under the netting to take refuge in the shed!
I was obviously being watched as I gathered as many currants as I could. Once I was safely out of the way sheltering in the shed a song thrush arrived with one of its young. It seemed to be trying to figure out how something as large as me (compared to the song thrush that is) had managed to find a way under the netting when it couldn't.
They didn't stay around for long - in the pouring rain - I bet the birds are as fed up of this weather as we are!