I loaded up my car - well Mr Lottie did - and wrapped up warm with a body warmer and fleece, woolly hat and thick cords with waterproofs on top.
I wanted to get a trench dug out and fill it with composting and veggie waste, ready for my runner beans.
Me and plans do not always work out - fickle as I am. When I opened the hut to get some things out - it really bothered me that it was a jumble in there - men tend to throw things in - ladies tend not too. In order to get to the tools I wanted I had to move so much stuff - so in the end I took everything outside, swept out the pig hut, sorted everything out and put things back neatly - it took me at least an hour and a half. It's about four times bigger than the photo - but who wants to see a photo of all my stuff!
There is one disadvantage to having a brick built pig hut - the roof slopes down towards the back, and I kept forgetting it as I bent down to pick things up and sweep. I lost count how many times I have whacked my head today on the thick wooden roof beans - my head really throbs now!
All that is left to do is to burn the short bits of wood, and clear out the cupboard in there. I have already filled up two big sacks of rubbish and brought them home to take to the dump.
This first bed is what I intended to do before I got distacted.
I wanted to weed it - not bad after being uncovered throughout the winter.
Now that looks better doesn't it.
By this time the sun had come out - really really bright and hot!
I had to take off my woolly hat, and find my wide brimmed sun hat!
As you can see in the photos! Sadly I didn't have a thick shirt with me so had to suffer wearing the baggy fleece - which maked the shadow HUGE
You can see how much the soil dried out in just an hour!
Having dug an trench about a foot deep, I put one wheelbarrow full
Of mixed compost - it'll need at least two more barrows to fill it.
I was exhausted by this time - so it's a job for another day.