Sunday, 11 May 2008

Allotment-ing


Chris and I have got quite into the idea of producing as much of our ow food as we can and have taken on an allotment... well half an allotment actually... we need easing in gently! I took a day off this week to spend some time on the house and garden. My first view of our patch this week had me thinking "Oh dear!" But with a bit of elbow grease I'd soon worked my way across half the patch and got carrots, onions and courgettes planted.

Today Chris provided some extra muscle and dug over the remainder of the plot. Fox decided that digging looked great fun. I'm not sure that we want to encourage that on our veg plot, Chris!

Our friend Tash, who has the plot next door, told us that there is another plot going free this year, so we are going to make a joint effort at potato growing on that bit.

6 comments:

Rayna said...

Thanks for the tag! Your blog is MUCH more interesting than mine! :) Your blog is absolutely lovely! I just kept reading and reading...very interesting stuff! And the photos of that baby otter were absolutely adorable, but yes, a handful I bet the little tyke was! Your sheep are very precious as well. What color ram did will you breed them to, or are you still in the process of choosing?

Jenny Holden said...

Thanks, I'm glad you had a nice browse. I did enjoy reading about your sheep and cat exploits though (and I'm no great cat fan!). The otter was a handful! Glad he's doing well with the rehabbers he went to. I'll post a photo of the tup I'm planning on using.

Corinne R. said...

It looks like Fox is going to be a GREAT helper!LOL
I didn't check your blog for a week and now there are like 20 new posts! Were you drinking lots of caffine last week????

Jenny Holden said...

LOL, everything has been happening ten times too fast for the last few weeks, no time to put stuff down in the blog until I had to give up on my allotment for an hour yesterday during a "monsoon"! As for Fox... there'll be more on him later this week...

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

Don't forget to gather sheep manure and work that into your soil! Your veggies will love it! And, amongst your plants you can stick into the ground some onion sets (baby onion bulbs). They don't take up much space at all and will make your meals savory this winter!

Jenny Holden said...

Thanks for the tips. I've tucked some spring onions between bigger things :o)