...there's been stuff happening.
But only if you look closely.
Like lie on the floor and zoom in.
It's a broad bean!!!
I never thought I would ever get so excited about a humble bean, but to me this signifies the start of great things.
If you like beans that is.
A little further on garlic wars are still going strong.
Mr K decided to plant some cloves from a regular shop bought bulb whilst I got a special garden type one from Wilkos.
|Mine is the one in the bottom box compared with Mr K's in the top one!|
Imagine my delight each time I walk past and see mine rocketing ahead. (I realise that this delight is petty and incredibly selfish but you have to take it where you can find it!)
The light was so beautiful today that I couldn't resist wandering down the lane and seeing what was going on in the other plots.
Come for a wander.
I love the fact that number 4 keeps a 'nice, smart hedge'
Brownie points if you can spot the London Midland train in the background.
Part of the land to the left of the allotments is used to store old vans and campers. This one would make a fantastic 'project'.
Crops still waiting to be harvested.
Whilst others have seen better days.
Nearing the end of the lane.
Where I met the lovely lady at number 9 ...
...who informed me that things weren't quite as idyllic as they might seem. Apparently she is currently under threat from a herd of goats that have been grazing in the adjacent meadow. No sooner do her crops start to fruit than they scale the hedge and help themselves. Apart from her gooseberries. Apparently goats don't like gooseberries. The farmer has promised a taller hedge.
Back down to our plot and the one major thing that has grown is our shed. Mr K picked up the frame for ten pounds and has been scouring skips and the like for the cladding and pallets. Friends and family have been chipping in to help and mum and dad kindly donated some of their old windows. We now have an allotment shed with leaded glass - fancy nancy! Of course shorter days now mean that we can only build at the weekends as it's fairly dark after work - but slowly and surely it's coming on.
Followed by Mr K trying to explain
the rudiments of shed making to Big Sis.
Who really just wanted to be hiding behind another shed eating a raw parsnip.
A bit of sawing from my good self.
And then being told to look happy as I was doing it!
A big family effort to get the frame on the base.
And then today came the walls. Or at least some of them.
Oh for the joy of making a shed!
So there we are.
Up to date on our newly found precious piece of land.
Light and weather will dictate how much time we will be able to spend down there over the coming weeks but for now there is lovely warm feeling of satisfaction.
And of course the knowledge that my garlic is the best ;)
Have a good week and remember to look closely for the positives.