This month on the allotment it's all about the digging. And the weeding.
The plot has been a bit neglected recently with illness in the family and my Mum breaking her arm.
It doesn't take long for weeds and grass to make inroads into the allotment.
There's only one way to prepare a plot and that's to dig it.
Luckily Mr. M is on a health drive and sees digging as part of his keep fit regime...which is lucky as there's tons of it to do.
We all pitched in, Magoo weeded the raised bed & I dug the flower section.
We went prepared with sandwiches, chocolate and crisps and ate a picnic in the sunshine.
There aren't many things that can top a hot cuppa from a flask. Simple pleasures.
We listened to the birds singing and waved at the people sitting on the trains passing by.
We peered at "massive" worms.
Magoo's use of the word "massive" has to be taken with a pinch of salt.
We also went to have a nose at the chickens on a neighbour's plot.
He kindly gave us three fresh eggs, which Magoo carried back to our home as if they were the crown jewels.
When we downed tools, we were dirty and tired, but we'd made some progress with preparing the plot.
I think three sets of muddy gloves and muddy boots are a sign of a day well spent...
I'm linking up with these lovely blogs Country Kids, #ordinarymoments over on www.mummydaddyandmemakesthree.co.uk, The Outdoor Play party over on http://mudmudmarvellousmud.com, #magicmoments on theoliversmadhouse.co.uk, Image of the Week #iotw www.trulymadlykids.co.uk, How Does Your Garden Grow over on www.mammasaurus.co.uk