Well this last weekend despite a number of things I managed to get some much needed work done on the allotment.
I have continued to get bags of manure delivered but because I didn't get any dug in last year it has literally been piling up at the ens of my plot until I thought enough was enough and i got down to business this weekend shifting, spreading and digging.
I have to admit it isn't my most favourite of jobs as it is a lot lugging stuff from one place to another and the smell isn't so great although being absolutely full of cold that wasn't so bad over the weekend.
Anyway one side has been totally manured up and then the remaining manure in the heap was all collected to another side for use next weekend and I started emptying out the newer bags first so they would be at the bottom of the heap. Now they were ripe...very fresh and very wet....not the best task in the world but it is going to be wonderful stuff for next year!!!
Needless to say I STANK. when I had finished so upon arrival home it was immediately strip down and put everything in the washing machine....and this my dear readers is why there are no pictures for this post. You see I had forgotten to take my camera but wasn't too worried as i have one on my phone...however I forgot to take my phone out of my pocket before putting everything in the washing machine. Originally I intended to put this post up last night but I thought I might be able to dry it off...as yet nothing...no power at all but I think there may be hope for it yet so the pictures may materialize at some point...if not I guess I'll just have to take some more...this time though it will just be finished work as opposed to work in progress!!
I also got the turnips and swede dug up but will tell you more about that later in the week.
All in all I think I had a good weekend out there and I am pleased with the amount that I got done...and now I don't feel so bad about what I didn't get done before the new year.
My Garlic has finally arrived so this is something I am going to be getting in probably next weekend too. I prefer to get it in late autumn but due to the delivery not arriving this couldn't happened so it will be interesting to see how this affects my crop this year.
I attended the A.G.M. last Thursday and after being nominated I am now officially on the committee.
Rent is going up again this year...with rent memberships and water charge a full plot will now be £41. a year and a half plot will be £24 per year. The reason it isn't totally split in half is because of insurances and membership...after all just be cause you only have half a plot doesn't mean you are half a member or can be half insured so I think this is fair.
Well that's all for now. Hope you all had a good weekend.
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