It's been a hard year...an even harder summer but I have got to get on with things and I am going to start this weekend by trying to get the allotment in order.
The weather has been weird but my crops have grown although I got few sown this year. I have many wonderful crops which I want to grow next year though!!
The bees are doing okay, I recently lost a queen in one of the hives but did have a nuc which I was able to merge with them so I now have two strong hives for the winter. They didn't produce much honey this year with the weird weather and I am now feeding them to give them an extra boost before the cold sets in.
We had a nice holiday this year and it was a welcome break. We went to the coast and it was the first time Trojan and Louie had seen the beach and the sea...they loved the sand but were a little more dubious of the sea!!
The allotments association entered the local scarecrow competition this year...the theme was books so we chose 'The Hungry Caterpillar' as it meant we could incorporate some fruit from the plots....we didn't win but we were quite pleased with the entry that Juliette and I made.
I also participated in the R.S.P.C.A. 'Big Walkies' event last weekend along with my Dad and Juliette and Annabel. Of course Trojan, Louie and Barney were the stars and raised over £250 between them for the charity.
That's about all I have for now. I hope you have all had productive summers and are all well. I will leave you with a couple of photos of the 'Big Walkies' event and share some other photos of what I have talked about later in the week.
|Annabel and Barney|
|My Dad, Myself, Louie|
|Juliette, Annabel and Barney.|