looking more like an allotment

by | 1 Oct 2013

End of September and we have something that looks like an allotment. Had a wonderful four hours of working on Sunday in the sun, with Helen, cutting nettles, pruning blackcurrant bushes, stamping down the seeded grass bed, and taking down a rotten cold frame – more evidence of Mr Rat. We had a great bonfire of the bad weeds, rotten wood, and other stuff at the end…
So easy to be happy and relaxed working in the fresh air. Lots of our plot neighbours come to see our progress, and they are all so praising of the amount of work we have done, which makes us feel like we are doing the right things, which is good.
Lots more to do but it is lovely to have such a never ending project with all the time in the world to enjoy it. Not like housework at all…at least not yet.


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