I’m back from Wales due to work commitments after spending the best 2 weeks helping out with the lambs. I am loving life on the farm and learnt so much about lambing, it was perfect seeing the little lambs being born and then later bouncing around the fields in the Spring sunshine. I miss it so much already!
I arrived home on Friday evening and couldn’t wait to pop up the allotment the next day to check on things, not that much had changed in those two weeks away. I managed to do a few little jobs and found time to have a cup of tea and a good gossip with my Dad over on his plot.
The plot is nearly ready for the year ahead; the beds have been dug and raked, the new galvanised planter has been filled ready for a sowing of radishes and the perennial flowers have been pruned and tidied. All that’s left to do is a general tidy up of the shed, there’s an area between the shed and the strawberry beds that needs tidying desperately. There’s a water butt there which needs a stand made for it and the bamboo canes need a home there too. The shed itself needs a good sweeping out and a lick of paint too, although I’ll have to wait for it to warm up a little before I do that. I also need to decided what to do with the cold frame I inherited from an abandoned plot, I just don’t have the room for it which is such a shame as it’s so beautiful!
Meanwhile Spring has arrived on the plot in the form of primroses by the pond and the daffodils by the gate have bloomed too… They sure help to bring some colour to the allotment!