• Day 58 - Windy Allotment, Little Wind in Our Sails.

    Windy Allotment, Little Wind Sails.

    Of all the weather conditions we face up at the allotment, I think wind is one of the most demoralising. Rain can nourish the ground, cold can break up the... Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2021
  • Day 57 - Allotmenteering is Much Like Playing Golf.

    Allotmenteering Much Like Playing Golf.

    Now before you get your five iron and see how far you can launch your brussels just read me out. For the past few months we have been preparing the allotment fo... Read more

    Posted on 22 March 2021
  • Day 56 - It is Time to Celebrate - Spring

    Time Celebrate Spring

    Today was a day to celebrate, firstly it was our lasses birthday which was greeted by sunshine and warmth when the breeze died down. Obviously I will take credi... Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2021
  • Day 55 - Making Teepeas and Counting Crows.

    Making Teepeas Counting Crows.

    We may have mentioned before that you go to the allotment with one job in mind and end up doing something else, as I keep saying to our lass though, I don't hav... Read more

    Posted on 18 March 2021
  • Day 54 - For Our Babies


    I am aware that the Simply Red song is "For your babies" but this is our allotment and these are our babies. It was something our lass said as we were leaving... Read more

    Posted on 17 March 2021
  • Day 53 - Warmer, Warmer, Nearly There.

    Warmer, Nearly There.

    Patience is a virtue they say and having just tried to google how many virtues and what were the other virtues it seems there is as many answers about... Read more

    Posted on 15 March 2021
  • Day 52 - Ha Pea Anniversary


    Today we celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary and where else would we be but down the allotment. Shame about the wind but at least we got some blue skies an... Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2021
  • Squirrel Caught on the Wildlife Camera Down the Allotment

    It can be a pain trying to transfer photographs from one medium to another, so where as I would normally put the photograph directly onto the blog it was... Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2021
  • Day 51 - If Weeds Can Grow, So Can Potatoes.

    Weeds Grow, Potatoes.

    Today the weather has been less than favourable. Windy, rainy, turbulent conditions, then a sudden calm. It was during this calm today that we planted our... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2021
  • Day 50 - Half Way There

    Half There

    Day 50, and I am sure I have clarified this before, but days are the days we have worked and pottered not simply days of having the allotment. Read more

    Posted on 09 March 2021
  • Day 49 - Everything is Fit to Burst

    Everything Burst

    It seems we are now only a short time away from spring bursting out all over. We have everything just about ready, seedlings are coming along, potatoes chitting... Read more

    Posted on 07 March 2021
  • Day 48 - Nanna and Grang-grads Little Helpers.

    Nanna Grang-grads Little Helpers.

    Today was a grand day or as the grandkids might say grang, which makes me grang grad. It has been nearly six months since we have last seen the grand kids and... Read more

    Posted on 04 March 2021
  • Day 47 - We Gotta Have Faith, Faith, Faith.

    Gotta Have Faith, Faith.

    One thing our lass has been able to slowly but surely instil in me is a modicum of faith in myself. Yesterday a bench, today some planters from old tongue and... Read more

    Posted on 03 March 2021
  • Day 46 - A Chill Wind is the Benchmark

    Chill Wind Benchmark

    Today down the allotment we barely got past four degrees but it felt so much colder, now having been up their in the snow, it seemed strange that today should... Read more

    Posted on 02 March 2021
  • Day 45 - Women Work 6 Times Harder Than Men

    Women Work Times Harder Than

    I am feeling much like your mobile phone does once you have owned it for a few years, remember when you first charged your phone it would last all day and a... Read more

    Posted on 28 February 2021
  • Day 44 - Trug? What's a Trug?

    Trug? What's

    The very thing which I have thought (not planned) would get done is still to be done. Which is to move some of the top layer from our horse/straw manure piles... Read more

    Posted on 26 February 2021
  • Day 43 - We Must Be Barking

    Must Barking

    I think I have mentioned this before but there has been many times when we go to the allotment with one job or jobs in mind and we end up doing another, today... Read more

    Posted on 23 February 2021
  • Day 42 - Hoe Di Hoe

    The lord giveth the mice taketh away, I had only a few days ago put some pea seeds out in a drain pipe, and on opening the greenhouse today found everyone had... Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2021
  • Day 41 - Crates, Beds and Leaf Mouldabiles

    Crates, Beds Leaf Mouldabiles

    Okay so I stretched the heading a bit, but aren't we all allowed a bit of artistic license, as much as you are down your own allotment. Read more

    Posted on 18 February 2021
  • Day 40 Dig, Dog, Do.

    Dig, Dog,

    I know a lot of the time is where I write Our allotment, but today I truly felt like it was our lasses allotment. Our lass did a lot of work today and all I... Read more

    Posted on 17 February 2021