Happy New Year to you all. Here's looking forward to an energetic & productive year of allotmenting. Attaboy!!!!
Two years ago today I'd just been admitted to hospital with acute appendicitis, my first hospitalisation for half a century. Today, sans appendix, I've been much busier.
No pictures, because it's just been too murky and dull, but in a packed programme this afternoon I've:
- finished the end-panel of the "manure bay". Amazing what you can do with an old pallet and a couple of posts.
- pruned the Blackberries (Bedford Giant & Oregon Thornless) and tied them both in. If 2010 was productive, Blackberry-wise, 2011 looks set fair to match it, if the number of fruiting canes is anything to go by
- picked Leeks & Cavolo Nero to accompany tonight's roast chicken
It looks as though I'm going to have to do some more repairs on both my metal water butts. They both have a huge block of ice in them, comprising about a third of the volume, but are otherwise empty of water. They were both full before the cold weather. I suspect the entire contents have frozen and sprung a leak in the bottom seam.
It feels as though I've done something productive today, and it's now a full 12 days since the Winter Solstice - it must be starting to get light again soon? Please.