I was given an unexpected but very welcomed day-off yesterday, so I hot footed it up to our allotment to get some serious, toddler-free digging done.
First off, I planted a pear tree. It’s only a tiddler, so it will be years before it produces fruit, but as they say ‘walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs’ (or something like that). Next up, some back-breaking digging and clearing. I managed to get another area cleared which will eventually become a pathway. For now, it has made the perfect spot for my pots of salad leaves, rocket, spinach and flowers.
A full days digging gave me the perfect opportunity to try out my new Hunter Gardener boots. These Hunters have some unique features specifically designed for gardening. To quote the Hunter website: “The sole dig-pad and the ankle wear patch protect both the boot and the wearer’s foot when digging with spades and forks in tough ground. A wide tread pattern allows for free mud removal when walking to provide the highest levels of grip, and the lining has been chosen for comfort and easy removal of the boots after a hard day’s work.” They are blinking good wellies!
I had a delicious and very child-like lunch of cheese, pickle and tomato sandwiches with BBQ beef Hula Hoops. This is Little My’s idea of the perfect lunch and I must admit it was delicious – why does everything taste so much better outdoors after some serious hard graft?