Monday, April 15, 2013

Allotment Hours: Me: 9hrs He:1.5hrs

All work so few photos.

This afternoon I spent my time up the allotment planting out my early potatoes

 Not many photos for all the work I did, I was too busy working!
First of all I made a line.

Then I filled up a wheel barrow full of well rotted manure - it was so heavy to push!

I dug out a deep row, layered newspaper all along the trench - it holds the moisture,
and the put a whole wheel barrow full of the manure along the trench.
 I snuggled the chitted potatoes in it and covered it up, then heaped up the row.

Then repeated the whole process for the next row, it was back breaking work for me on my hands and knees for most of the time.

A few allotments along from me, a man had a big rotorvator that cut a groove in the soil - his wife walked along  behind him throwing the potatoes into the trench -  like sowing grass seed - she didn't even bend down but did it from elbow height - hmmm I wish I could do that!

I was so exhausted and aching from all my digging, manure shovelling, and on my hands and knees planting the spuds that I didn't even have the energy to take any photos of the heaped up rows.  
It was all I could do to pack up, lock up the shed and drive home!

Resting my bones today - it's a cold windy day so a good excuse.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:01 am

    I always enjoy your blog, I live in Winnipeg, Canada. Unfortunately, no chickens allowed here, or I would have some too!! Is Mr Lottie okay?
    In your last blog you had said you had done the work at the allotment yourself. Jean


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