A Blog dedicated to making stuff with your own produce
Friday, 15 October 2010
When I look at this blog, it reminds me of how little we have done on the allotment this year. I think after years of graft with fairly small yields, we needed a break. The strawberries in particular were so disappointing that I was on the verge of giving up altogether. Mostly it was just losing the habit of going there all the time.
We have been lucky enough to have a lot going on this year. I lost the end of my finger in December, we moved house in February, and then we seemed to spend every weekend or holiday going up North to see our distant families. We had two wonderful family holidays in the Isle of Wight and Scotland, then Fern started school this Autumn. Only now are we catching our breath back!
Nature was still kind to us. We got some fantastic crops with very little input, like the potatoes.
Later this year we are hoping to get a greenhouse for the first time, and I think this will give us renewed enthusiasm for growing. I think having had a fallow period will do us (and maybe the soil?) good. I am just about to pay this year's allotment invoice, and this was definitely a moment to reflect on the next stage of our allotment progress.
I am a devoted wife to Jamie and mother of two lovely girls. I love making my own stuff, from growing food on the allotment to baking, to designing and creating clothes for my girls.
I love anything bright and cheerful, and adore styling my little girls clothes, room etc.