Sunday, October 31, 2010

Allotment Diary - Me 100hrs. He 98hrs - and a finished fruit cage at last

This was the broad beans and onions bed this year, but once they had been harvested we used it to put all the vegetation that could not be composted, to dry and ready for a bonfire.

There was a huge amount - in addition to all the fruit bush prunings.

I set to work finishing off the pruning

Whilst Mr Lottie did what all 'boys' (and me too but I never get a look in these days) having a bonfire

The wind was in the 'right' direction - not blowing towards any houses or farm buildings, just towards open ploughed fields - and we were the only people up there too!  So he had a big bonfire!

I spent the time digging up rogue raspberry, and dock weed roots.

And Mr Lottie had a whale of a time.

And I kept digging over the soil, around and under the fruit bushes

Mr Lottie did such a good job, he even searched the whole plot for more oddments of wood to burn

And I kept digging and finding more buried weed roots, until I was so worn out I could hardly move a muscle.

And I made Mr Lottie damp down the fire and cover it up.

Whilst I took one a last look at all my hard work - and almost forgot about my aches and pains.

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, what a tidy allotment, how have you made the path?


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