This morning I managed to get down to the allotment and made a start on all those jobs that I have been unable to do over the last three weeks. There are definitely signs of spring including the flowering of daffodils and other early flowers. Shame the temperature didn't match spring expectations! Chickens were grumpy... Continue Reading →
Digging and manure
On Sunday morning the allotment received a delivery of manure so it was all hands to get it shared out and moved. Several wheelbarrows full later, and there was a decent amount of manure by the side of our plot, ready to go. Thankfully the ground seems to be slightly less sodden and I managed... Continue Reading →
Manure, Mulch and Moving!
Today was another momentous day at the allotment! First I went to feed the chickens and check they were all present and correct. Those that have been moulting have their new feathers, all except Maggie, and their feet look much better now they aren't caked in mud. Four eggs today so we are getting back... Continue Reading →
Mulch and catching Thumper!
We arrived down the allotment this morning hoping that our delivery of manure had arrived. It hadn't. But a whole trailer of mulched leaves had been dumped on the car park, free for them as wants. We borrowed two wheelbarrows and started to cart it back to our plot and deposit it in the coop.... Continue Reading →
Pottered down to the allotment this morning and after sorting out the chickens (4 eggs today!), we found a trailer load of manure had appeared on site. Wasting no time, we grabbed 8 bags and spread it over the old plot - hopefully the worms will help spread it through the soil. It was fantastic... Continue Reading →