Nearly, but not quite!
As the weather has picked up a bit over the last couple of days (i.e. only raining for half the day!) we have been able to get up to the allotment again.
It has been getting me quite stressed thinking about how much there is to do there and how far behind I am getting with all my seed-sowing etc. so I am really pleased to have been able to achieve some good stuff lately.
I'm now going to bore you all silly with photos of soil - hang in there as there will be one little crafty photo at the end!
First up are my two main potato beds after their second digging over - they are quite big too so I'm rather proud of my work here.
next you get to admire my lovely trenches with artistically placed spade and beautiful shadows
Then you get to see the potatoes in situ (I know how to make my blog interesting don't I?)
and here is today's digging achievement - quite heavy clay-ey soil that has been dug, de-weeded, manured and planted with the (almost) last of my potatoes - first earlies of Rocket and International Kidney (Jersey Royal) and main-crop Pink Fir Apple.
I have to say that every muscle in my body is aching now and when we were rained off at about 3pm today I was too tired to even sew when we got home!
Moving away from potatoes (although I know you find them very interesting) I thought I would show you two "pond-y" things
First one of my new tadpoles
Kindly donated by a fellow allotment holder. (Someone else complained that I was "messing with nature" because I put the tadpoles in the pond but I replied that I had already "messed with nature by digging the pond in the first place.)
And finally one of the willow plants that I grew from a bunch of willow branches that I bought from a florist when Daisy wanted to make fairy teepee's in a fairy garden one birthday.
I've just moved them so that they are either side of the pond to provide some more shelter and interest.
Now I promised you something crafty so here it is
a tooth pouch for a little girl who has to have some teeth removed today.
I will leave you with a "little Locket photo" of Fred hard at play
I'm always interested in how he likes arranging things - a lego domino rally inside a circle of cars............
If you are still here then please come back tomorrow to see the lovely PIF gifts we received from Vicky at Anglesey Allsorts and to hear about "The Ladybird Club" - I promise not to show you any more photos of soil...........................