Sunday 15 February 2015

A Year on the Allotment: February

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, The Outdoor Play party over on, #magicmoments on, Image of the Week #iotw, How Does Your Garden Grow over on


Coombe Mill - Fiona said...

A perfect afternoon in nature, lovely to be able to enjoy something like this together as a family, I love the wriggly worm on the spade and stopping for lunch together, a very relaxing day. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

Lovely photos, I especially love the ones of the egg. It sounds an amazing thing to do as a family and teaching such good values.

Unknown said...

Wow how am I only just finding your blog now! It is gorgeous, trust me to be late to the party. I love your pictures, looks like you had a wonderful time x

Me, You and Magoo said...

Absolutely Coombe Mill, it was so relaxing, could hear the birds singing the whole time we were there!

We were so happy to be given eggs Katie, the chickens are a new addition to a neighbours plot, but they are a great addition, the eggs tasted lovely :)

Thanks Aby, such a lovely thing to say :) I've been blogging under a different name for about 8 years and only just set up a new domain which reflects my life better.

Anonymous said...

I love that first photo, the simplicity of it is golden! we love to go over our little ones uncles allotment, and we also get fresh eggs from their grannies! :) x

Mae said...

So fun. We have been working on out seed sprouts and I can't wait to get dirty and start planting. The hand trowel is too cute.

Mammasaurus said...

It's lovely that you all pitch in and share the work on the allotment - means you can all relish the goodies later in the year when they grow!

Thanks ever so much for joining in - and you might like to check out Emma's blog Tales of a Greenwood as she's working on her allotment at the moment too! x

Unknown said...

What lovely photos!! You've really captured the spirit of the day — just gorgeous! My littles love digging with their daddy too; I'm looking forward to the weather warming up a little bit so we can all get outside!! :) X

Caro |

Me, You and Magoo said...

I don't think we've ever eaten eggs that were so fresh LittleJamPotLife!
I love this time of year Mae, when you can start planning the seeds you want to plant...
Thanks for the heads up about "Tales of a Greenwood" Mammasaurus
Thanks for popping by Caro Davies!

Megan - Truly Madly Kids said...

The egg picture is just perfect, I love the angle you've taken it from. Thank you for linking up to #iotw

A Green and Rosie Life said...

Well done for getting so much done - my outdoor soil was drying out nicely and then it went and trained again!

EJGreenwood said...

It looks like such a great day! Can't wait to see how you get on over the next few months

Unknown said...

So glad to have found your blog. Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous afternoon.

Kierna C said...

Love your photos so much, they did make me smile, especially the worm one. Thanks for supporting the Outdoor Play Party. Kierna

Unknown said...

If only I'd made as much progress as you on our allotment weeds! It's lovely having a family allotment trip, our kids never tire of it - especially when it's muddy. They'd love those worms!


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