Friday, 30 October 2009

My new helper!

This is Julian, he's in charge of pest control and night security!
I daren't leave him out until after Guy Fawkes night, but he's not quite finished yet! My little kindling enterprise took off today, I sold a couple of bags!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Mentioned to a fellow plotter the other day that I was after a bit of slotted angle for a little project which hopfully will come under the general heading of greenhouse and blackberry anti-vandal screen!
This morning when I arrived on the plot, slotted angle! Nice people! Bit of tidying today; I wanted to complete clearing my latest bit of plot, but unfortunately my arthritic knee beat me! I'll try again tomorrow.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Suprise visit!

An old pal, Gareth and his partner, Lois visited today!
I was given an hours notice, just enough time to tidy, vacuum and put the toilet seat down!
Here they are with a bottle of my pineapple and grape wine.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Gooseberry vodka!

In July this year I placed all the gooseberries from the plot in a big jar with some sugar and two bottles of vodka!
Yesterday I bottled it! Its very tasty! The specially labelled bottle will be a Yule gift!
This is what I did with the fruit. Blind baked shortcrust bottom and puff pastry top.
The only addition was a little lemon juice and some honey!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Potato patch!

Cleared nearly all the new plot! This is for next seasons spuds!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Sorting out a few creature comforts today, as well as a bit of gentle digging!
Cuppa soups to warm me up!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Into the new bit!

First half of the new half plot dug over and weeded today; the next bit has to wait a while as something not quite organic has been used on it!
The greens are the previous tenants sprouting broccoli which he requested I leave; well, he has paid the rent up to next March!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Made a start on the new bit!

The bug box is now installed! Perhaps a bird box next.
Started clearing and digging my new plot today, and seem to have aquired another neglectful neighbour; an old hand too!