Mini or “hand” pies are apparently the new Pintrest craze sweeping the nations. A pie, you can hold, in your hand? WITCHCRAFT! Sweet or savoury, the Americans think they are on to something with these single serving pastries. As a Brit, i know we got there first with pork pies, Cornish Pasties and eccles cakes,… Continue reading Pork, apple and stuffing mini pies
Allotmenteering has give me some life tips of late, never listen to unsolicited advice. They don’t know shit and you have courgettes. Much like when one announces they are going to do ANYTHING, the advice people come crawling out from everywhere telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. They come in many forms, friends, family,… Continue reading Pallet potting benches and slug wars
Last weekend I didn’t go to the allotment. I was tormented by guilt the entire day but really I just needed a break. I’ve been struggling with everything, fearing I’m falling behind, fearing I’m too stupid, feeble, weak, slapdash to get anything done and the whole allotment thing has been another example of my inability… Continue reading Raised beds, raised spirits.
Its no secret to those that follow me on twitter that I am getting increasingly frustrated and disillusioned with the sheer work that I need to put into my allotment to even start growing anything. I have inherited a rectangle of grass with trenches. I did my best to keep positive with every spade full… Continue reading Newspaper pots, crowbars and two tons of poo.
Winter has nearly passed but the rain and cold are still desperately digging their claws in. The clocks have gone forward, the sun is shining, you think its safe to leave the scarf and umbrella at home and you get caught out, arriving at work or home with cold wet hair plastered to your face,… Continue reading Special Sausage Plait
Bank Holiday Monday started casually enough, lie in, bacon sandwich, cartoons on the telly, when a notification popped up on Facebook from the allotment group. We are very lucky on our allotment, everyone for the most part is friendly, the FB group is updated regularly with people asking for or dishing out advice, out allotment… Continue reading Thieves and wind
My allotment buddy and I set off at 1030am with a flask of coffee and some ham sandwiches on Friday to start hand clearing the brambles. We were both giddy with excitement, it would be the first time we had been on the plot on our own, this is it, its up to us to… Continue reading Allotment – Fire and lots of it