Yesterday I went down to the allotment after work to feed the chickens and do some work. The weather is absolutely glorious at the moment and I spent several minutes enjoying the sunshine before I got to work. The chickens were distinctly unimpressed with being fed after 12pm despite there being tons of food in... Continue Reading →
This evening I ambled down to the allotment to put the finishing touches to the shed. I arrived armed with a shelf, three small succulent plants in pretty pots, a pack of wooden pegs and some more lights. Much to my satisfaction, Mel's idea of using chicken wire and pegs as a noticeboard works perfectly.... Continue Reading →
A day of two halves
This morning we ambled down to the allotment, armed with the last few bits for the shed. We dropped off the final bits outside the shed before looking at the shed in the daylight. All the paint had dried and after a short discussion, we decided to do another coat on the top panel and... Continue Reading →
Shed got Tango’d!
This evening we walked down to the allotment armed with new paint and sandpaper. The aim for today was to paint the outside of the shed with wood preserving paint and if we had time, to tidy up the inside paintwork. As it turned out, we only had just enough time to paint the outside... Continue Reading →
Shed shaped and Bristol fashion
This afternoon my long suffering friend Fiona and I arrived on site laden with buckets of paint, paintbrushes, screwdrivers, hooks, twine, carpet tiles and snacks ready to transform the shed into a cosy hideout. We removed everything from the shed (again!) and borrowed a broom to remove the remaining cobwebs. Part way through, I spotted... Continue Reading →
A surprise egg
Yesterday, we ambled down to the allotment late, just to feed the chickens before we popped out for the afternoon. Upon arrival into the coop, we were greeted with the usual chorus of clucks and rush of feathers. We fed them and sorted their water before collecting the eggs. The Vorwerks and Cream Legbars have... Continue Reading →
Humans vs Arachnids
This morning, we made full use of my husband's day off to tackle the shed. I have been dreading sorting the shed. We celebrate our 5th year on site this year and I am determined that the allotment will be in top shape. The last 3 years, we haven't had time or money to spend... Continue Reading →
Digging and planting
This afternoon I ambled down late after a lie in. The chickens seemed pleased to see me although they weren't impressed at the lack of sunflower seeds. Upon opening the nest box, I discovered 6 eggs! Happily, 4 of them were from the Vorwerks and Cream Legbars (2 from each) which shows that spring is... Continue Reading →
Where is the snow?
Whilst the rest of the UK is buried under snow and freezing conditions, here we are yet to have any! I don't deny it's cold and there have been small flurries but nothing settled. I ambled to the clubhouse to say hi to everyone. All the usual suspects were there and the kettle was on... Continue Reading →