Allotment adventures 20/04/13
When my husband and I moved back home after having our first son, Oliver, I decided to put my name down on the council list for an allotment in Plas Road. I knew the wait would be long, but didnt realise it would be three and a half years long!! Anyway we finally received the phone call about six weeks ago to say that one had become available. Of course, I got all excited and accepted the new allotment with enthusiasm.
Its been a huge undertaking, and we have learnt a lot already, but still have so much more to learn. Dave and Ollie are up at the allotment at the moment, planting potatoes. The girls and I were up there for a couple of hours, but they wanted to trash my work faster than I could do it, so I’ve brought them back to the house to play with their water table in the back garden. SO I managed to get just over a third of the green house dug over, ready to plant our tomato seedlings, and the rhubarb I planted 4 weeks ago has sprouted finally cant wait for home-made rhubarb crumble and custard in the winter!! Of course that will be after eating a big roast dinner made with veggies from our plot!
Here’s the first photo I took of our allotment.
As you can see there was, and still is a lot of work to be done!! Dave and his brother Mark have moved and cleared a lot of the rubbish you can see at the top left hand of the photo to make room for the shed to go. There is already some small foundations laid, so that will need to be extended before we can build our shed. The video diary on my YouTube page is the first of what will hopefully be many more allotment adventure Vlogs.
So it’s been a long time in the brain bank, but it’s finally almost sorted!! The designs have been done, and there has been a lot of faffing about with how to print them, but I’m happy with what I’ve achieved. I’m actually quite proud of myself, because along with being a mum to three beautiful children, a wife to a wonderful husband and a part time Open University student, I’ve found time to do my own personal projects. The house work may have taken a bit of a back seat but oh well!! You only live once as they say
I borrowed the basic calendar templates from Philofaxy in the pdf format, and was able to pull each page individually into Photoshop so that I could adapt it and add my designs from there. I think I’ll definitely be setting up my A5 Finsbury (which is in a gorgeous raspberry colour by the way!) this way from now on.
I’ve been really getting into everything organised lately, and have been watching a lot of YouTube videos by some lovely ladies for inspiration. These ladies have mainly been Jen from Organized Jen and Arienne from Life is crafted.
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