curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Time of year challenge; Harvest

As the first drabble I wrote for these new challenges featured Faramir and Éowyn in the walled garden of their new home in Ithlien, I was tempted to simply link to this drabble written for a Harvest Moon challenge a couple of years ago - it would work nicely.

But I have written a new one, too.

Title: Harvest in the Walled Garden
Challenge; Harvest
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: Faramir & Éowyn
Rating: G
Source: LotR

Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.

Harvest in the Walled Garden

Baddesley Clinton

Beyond the walled garden the meadow grass had been cut and turned until dry; now the voices of those piling it into haystacks drifted on the air.

Within the walls were other harvests. Lavender was cut and dried, marigolds too, rose petals gathered in baskets; all taken to the still room for future use.

The apple trees, young yet but planted to shade the next generation, had borne their first fruit.

Faramir watched his wife, big-bellied, move slowly as she organised this gathering; and pictured next year, under the apple trees, laying on sun dappled grass, their own first fruit.

That particular picture of the walled garden is by 'Fenchurch Again'.
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