Sunday, 26 November 2017

And there goes another one!!

Month that is..I can't believe how quickly they are flying by!!

Nothing much happening on the allotment front.

The bees are all sorted for winter.

The plot is as weedy as it could be but I won't stress over it...it's winter after all...time to kick back and relax for a bit...as if.....so much to do!!

So I am getting on with things and getting sorted for christmas...just think..if I manage to miss another month of writing then christmas will be all over and done with and the days will already be getting longer!!

But I don't intend to miss another month...I just need to get into the swing of things again...I love my blogs and my writings...and I think (in my head anyway) that I will be getting more on top of this aspect...not just to keep you guys coming back and reading but for my own personal satisfaction too...after all this is my diary of sorts and I really think when I am keeping the blog up to date then I am staying on top of things on the plot too.

I want to grow some wonderful products next year and  have my eye on a few exciting new bits to try too so watch this space.

Well this was a bit of an impromptu post but I don't want to leave you with just words but write now all I have handy to share is my Queen....

2017 queen marked yellow.
Isn't she a beauty?? I didn't snap the photo. It was taken by another beekeeper and a fantastic photographer. I highly recommend him so if you need a photographer for an event or just for a family portrait (including your pets!!) then you can find John Perring here. I highly recommend him!
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Thursday, 26 October 2017

56.....8.....2......

That is the amount of days...weeks....months...since I last posted...it's a much nicer and smaller number if I look at it in months!!

So why haven't I posted??
I really don't know...yes I've been busy with some stuff but not overly so....we had a wonderful family wedding....we've had some glorious family time...we have a new family member.....I haven't been too hot on staying on top of the allotment.....I am on another 'staycation'.....yep...not really that much to report to be honest.

I have been giving a lot of thought to my allotment...I don't want to give up the allotment but I have been thinking of ways to manage it easier so I can get the enjoyment back. Being on the committee was certainly an experience but I did loose my way rather a lot...I'm hoping that with some careful thinking I can get myself back on the right path and enjoy it once again in 2018.

The bees have done well this year....and honey sales have been up, up, up!! So much so  struggled to keep up with the spinning....A few extra purchases this year will make it a lot smoother next year.

So don't have much else to tell but will share a few pics with you.

Meet Sully, our newest family member,
he's 7 months old.

My pumpkins were the only squash that grew...
seriously??? who can't grow squash?!?!
The brassicas fought bravely against
the weeds!

The chard as usual gave plenty
of greenery.
The strawberries are still waiting to move
to their new location!!

Hope all of your gardens have done well over the past season....clocks move on Sunday...but don't worry...it'll only be another 8 weeks before the days start getting longer again!!