Sunday 16 October 2011

Not much Life at the allotment...but we saw Newtons tree!!

So with everything that has been going on in life I haven't spent too much time down the allotment....a couple of hours yesterday doing a little tidying up but that's about it.

So I thought I would share one of last weekends outings with you again so I can put a few pictures up...and give a little history lesson too.

We all went to Woolsthorpe Manor...this is less than 20 mile from my home and the birthplace of Isaac Newton (now I'm sure everyone has heard of him!!)

You probably remember my visors from my previous post? So it was a 'touristy' thing...and also because even though I have lived here all my life I had never visited.

Woolsthorpe Manor
Woolsthorpe was a drizzly day but we didn't let that 'dampen' our spirits!!

So what did we see there...well lots of stuff in the house...and inscriptions and drawings on the walls which they think may have been drawn by Newton himself...but the best thing was of course Newtons tree....that's right....the tree that helped discover gravity.

Issac Newtons Tree
JB standing in front of the famous tree. It doesn't look very big as a few hundred years ago it was blown down by storms and so most of it cut up for firewood...however the tree was still rooted in the ground so one again started to grow and produce the photo you can see where the original trunk is laid across the ground and the new shoots have grown out of think we same so close to losing such an important part of history.

We also got to pick and eat delicious apples off the fruit trees...and look for the other fruit trees that are around too. It's a national trust house and isn't too expensive and lovely for a short outing.

Scrumping and eating apples
Handing out the apples for a little snack. I have to say we were a little worried as to whether we could pick them but we were told it would be ok and really why shouldn't it, if visitors didn't pick and eat the fruit it would all be wasted and rotting on the ground. We saw pear, medlar and hazelnuts there too.

So that was our day to the Manor. My friends have since flown home and so for a day life got back to normal...then I had my bathroom ripped out....yes we are in a mess but I just keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the long run.

I know I haven't been as dedicated to my blog these last few months but with changing jobs, exams, colleges, visits, house improvements etc it has just been absolute mayhem. However get next week out the way and things will be plain sailing as jobs and colleges are now settled and part of routine and all major projects will be completed and holidays and visitors done with. That means I can get some serious work done down the allotment as I am so far behind this year I haven't even got my main crop potatoes out the ground yet....and there is so much more to do with all that in mind there will be plenty of posts and updates coming your way too!!

As for the weather...we had a very mild frost the night before last so I really need to get my tomatoes harvested.....don't panic will all come together nicely....deep breaths..........



  1. I know the feeling - having a bathroom ripped out and with a room full of workmen not liking to ask to use the toilet. I suppose if you have two bathrooms it wouldn't be an issue but we don't!

  2. Life does have a way of taking the reins and leading us away from blogging doesn't
    It's funny how things so close to home can be overlooked too. There are a couple places near me that I pass all the time but have never stopped to check out.

  3. There's so many wonderful places close to home which we never get round to visiting. Looks like you had an enjoyable and educational day. I'm trying not to worry about being behind at the allotment, again. My potatoes are still in the ground too, I'm sure we'll both catch up eventually.

  4. It makes Newton seem more like a real person to see where he lived. Thanks!

    And good luck with the bathroom.

  5. Dear Tanya, That was a nice day, especially that you didn't have to go far to enjoy it. I love learning about history and see that places people lived. It is just so inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Don't worry, everything will come together. All of us are going through things and something has to be put on the back burner. Blessings, Catherine

  6. Would love to help you with the tomatoes harvest! :)


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