Monday, 29 March 2010


So this weekend was all about the allotment. I unusually had the Sunday off of work, so down to the allotment for the first time this year it was. And surprisingly the thistles had not taken over. Last year on the allotment it was a weekly fight against the evils of thistles, but amazingly this was not a battle I had to fight this weekend. (I had prepared my shears and sharpened my trowel!)

(See I did hard work and everything!)

But on a massive plus side I found frogspawn in our pond! I was sure all the frogs had died over winder- but no. There are hundreds of little tadpoles. Its amazing- for the primary school kid in me!

I felt very productive after my work this weekend, my main achievement being that I dug in a raised bed, moved an awful lot of soil and fed some goats! I let J do the hard work of building the planters and actually planting things!

A very nice man who has the plot at the other end of the field very kindly gave me some brussels sprout plants that he was finished with- I just love the community sharing spirit that seems to exist on allotments! So I had some for planting, some for giving to my Dad and sharing the love (he also has an allotment) and some for feeding to the goats.

Don’t judge, but I actually quite like goats. Very friendly animals. (If you ask my Mum she will regale you with tales of how I loved goats so much as a child I tried to give one a hug and it ate my scarf!)

So all in all, a very enjoyable weekend, playing in the dirt!

What did you spend your weekend doing?

1 comment:

  1. You have an allotment! I am so jealous!

    I spent my weekend working - which was a lot less fun that your weekend looked!