I went to the allotment last night to do a bit more work; I weeded the bed for the Sprouts which I’ll get planted out over the weekend. I then decided I’d get on and start to sort things in the area for the Courgette, Squash, and Marrow and Pumpkin patch. I’d already started to weed out some of the area, but had come to a standstill when I got to the stacks of bricks that I’d had stored there since late last year. So after carrying well over 200 bricks to various corners of the plot it came down to the wooden sheeting that they’d been stood on. I lifted it up, to assess how the weeds were underneath and to guess how much work will need doing, when there they were, a little family of mice. Mother (I presume) and two babies. I lowered the wood as I didn’t want to scare the mother away from the babies; she’d already started to scurry off. So now my conundrum is which hat am I wearing? Do I move the wood and disturb the family, possibly causing the mother to abandon her babies (my vegetable hat - must plant out those courgettes etc. soon) or leave the wood where it is, checking in at regular intervals, and allow mother and babies to reside there until they are ready to move on by themselves (my animal loving hat).
Hi I'm Katy,I'm a single mother in her mid (erm late) 30's who has had the wonderful world of grow your own introduced to her. How it all started - well in the summer of 2009 I managed to get myself an allotment (rather overgrown) and spent most of that year trying to educate myself about the world of fruit and vegetables through trial and error, blogs and magazines and tried to get my lottie into a nice 'working' plot so that I can somehow be more self sufficient. Samson was my Dog, sadly he took the trip across Rainbow Bridge in August 2011. There is no Delilah but I thought it sounded better than Katy, well it sounded a little different, when I decided to name my blog after Samson LOL. So here we are, present day, errors have been made and learnt from, and through blogging and videoing I'm hoping to learn from all of this and share my experiences with all my fellow plotters out there. Hope you enjoy the journey.
Down at my allotment there are vegetables and flowers,
I planted every one of them and stay there hours and hours,
I have a little shed where I can make a cup of tea,
Down at my allotment is the only place for me.
Carrots, Cauliflowers, Onions and Beans,
Courgettes, Brussels sprouts, Squash and Wintergreens,
Tulips, Daffodils, Marigolds and Phlox
Sunflowers, Violets, Daisy’s, Hollyhocks.