Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Singalonga Bastard Trenching

Today I are been mostly Bastard Trenching, aka Double Digging but the old name is more appropriate in, oh, so many ways.

Not familiar with Bastard Trenching? Well, let's ask Eddie Cochran to explain....

3 Steps to Bastard Trenching

Now there are three steps to Bastard Trenching
Just listen and you will plainly see
And as life travels on
And things don't grow at all
Just follow Steps 1, 2 and 3

Step 1 - You dig a trench so deeply
Step 2 - You fill it full of old poo
Step 3 - you fill it in again
Now that sure seems like Bastard Trenching to me

The formula for Bastard Trenching is very simple
Just follow the rules and you will see
And as life travels on
And things grow tall and strong
Just follow Steps 1, 2 and 3

Step 1 - You dig a trench so deeply

Step 2 -You fill it full of old poo

Step 3 - you fill it in again


Success guaranteed!

6 comments:

Nutty Gnome said...

Great song Woody - except I've now got that piggin' chorus rattling round my brain!!!
Cracking evening in the pub last night - great to see everyone again. Thanks for organising it :)

Woody Wilbury said...

Yep, I can't get it out of my head either!

It was good, and a good venue too. Must bear that one in mind!

RobD said...

Gutted I missed the night out, but to be honest I wouldn't have been a great deal of company and you'd have all left with a cold!

Woody, shouldn't you be taking things easy now you're retired? ;) Less of the double digging, can I introduce you to the no dig method - I just bung a load of manure on top of the beds around now and let the worms do the rest!

The Allotment Blogger said...

Lovely words. I hate bastard trenching but we're about to do some, for our asparagus bed. So steps one, two and three are just right for me!

Woody Wilbury said...

Thanks Rob, sorry you missed it. And I must admit the more trenching I do the more your no-dig method appeals!

Woody Wilbury said...

Thanks Allotment Blogger. Best of luck with your Asparagus bed. It's a lot of work and nothing much happens in the first year, but it all comes good in Year 2!!!