Good morning, everyone. It looks as if it's going to be a pleasant enough day today which is nice for those of us allotment bound again.
I put in about two hours yesterday before coming home and lazing around for the rest of the afternoon. We're getting close to being ready to plant, thank goodness; if we don't get going soon, it will be too late. I'm really looking forward to getting some productivity going!
There's just one problem and that's the cage. Several years ago, Beth, with help, put up a sort of 'cage' to keep the badgers away from the corn. It worked but we don't need it any more and it's proving the very devil to get out. It's just pallets, covered with chicken wire and I think we will need to get some wire cutters to the wire. The base of the pallets (the bit in the ground) is rotting so would come out easily if it wasn't for the wire. I think it will just have to stay there until Autumn, looking battered and antique, when we will have the time to dig deeply or maybe, if I get some wire cutters, we can clip round the wire as deep as we can easily get and deal with the rest later. It's in the way, for sure.
In the afternoon, my garden lad came round and scraped round the slabs in the back garden to get rid of the weeds there!
The rest of the day was spent watching Miss Marple programmes. The REAL Miss Marple, I mean, the unbeatable Joan Hickson.
Today is early allotment, then home to tidy up before doing my stint with FS this afternoon. It's usually Monday but not this week, of course. Time to get going!