So here we are again, loading up the car with wood to attempt to shore up the main coop roof. Thankfully, the rain has held off for most of yesterday which means we could actually catch up on jobs at home for the first time in three weeks. However, lunchtime saw us jumping into the... Continue Reading →
Fixing the Sail
So with the mice invading the shed yet again, I had discovered they had gnawed a big hole in the middle of the sail. The sail is old but entirely usable as a sunshade, ideally without the massive hole in the middle! With some advice from my dad, a seasoned sailor, I ordered some white... Continue Reading →
The Return of the Fox
Upon arrival on site this morning, we discovered that there had been a fox attack. The fox had managed to get into one of the broody coops, got the broody hen and made off with all the eggs. It's been several years since we had a fox attack because everyone has strengthened their coop designs.... Continue Reading →
Today we wandered to the allotment wondering how Leia and Rey had got on with the other girls. When we got to the main coop, we discovered that Leia wasn't coping well. She had tried to hide behind the food bins. I caught her and placed her up on the top of the nest box... Continue Reading →
A humdrum update
Work has been crazy the last few weeks and I have barely made it down to the allotment, let alone had time to post an update. Now however, this shall be rectified! Over the past few weeks the weather has been horrendous, repeated deluges, high winds and cold snaps so it has been difficult to... Continue Reading →
Both of us walked down to the allotment late this morning. A rare day off for my husband meant we enjoyed a slow start before heading off to feed the chickens. We arrived to find Cliff and Mick the Greek busy with removing the back section of the greenhouse. They were working at a rate... Continue Reading →
And then there were two!
This morning, I was up early ready to stalk the postman in the hopes the hatching eggs would arrive. They arrived in a carefully taped package and clearly labelled fragile. As keen as I was to open it, I decided it would be safer to open it down the allotment rather than risk any damage... Continue Reading →
5 year Allotment-versary!
This evening, I realised that we have had our plot for 5 years! The time has flown! So in the spirit of celebration, I have dug out photos from each year to share with you. Our first year saw us gain a shed, a large greenhouse and several chickens. We learnt how fast weeds grew... Continue Reading →
Life in the sunshine
This morning, armed with cleaning supplies, I lugged the stove back to the allotment. It had occurred to me that the strong chemicals needed to clean the stove wouldn't be a good mix with my idiot cats. I arrived on site, dumped the cleaning supplies and stove outside the greenhouse and went to join the... Continue Reading →
A productive Sunday
Late this morning I ambled down to the allotment, hoping that the looming grey clouds wouldn't stop me from the jobs I needed to do. The odd shower I could manage but full on rain as we have been having the last couple of weeks would spell the end of any work today. Upon arrival,... Continue Reading →
S.O.S – Save Our Shed!
This morning, my husband and I ambled down to the allotment, to check on the shed. I have had to work lots of extra hours this week and that combined with the bad weather had left me dreading what we would find. Upon our arrival, we found Michael and Cliff attempting to cover the shed... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, with Phil's help, I patched up the corner of the shed roof with felt courtesy of Michael. I got the first strip on OK, balanced somewhat precariously on a ladder. The second strip was harder as I couldn't reach far enough across the roof to put it under the top layer of felt. Phil... Continue Reading →