On Sunday I hinted upon the fact that I had some news! Even if you haven’t seen that post, I’m pretty sure the title of this post gives it away!
This is our 3rd allotment now. Sadly we had to give up the other two for various reasons but the land this one is on is owned by a friend, so we should be pretty safe to stay here unless she moves house, or has enough of me pottering about!
This new allotment is miles better than our old two it is extra spacious, easy to get to, is facing south west and gets sun pretty much all day! It doesn’t look like much, apart from the mountain side field that it is, but hopefully by next summer it will be filled with lots of pretty, and tasty, fruits and vegetables!
I have so many plans of what I want to grow. I’ve already ordered some seeds from the Real Seed website for vegetables I can plant over the next few months, including beans, onions, radishes and cabbage. It will take a lot of work to get the ground even a bit ready for planting, but the work has already started. Lee and I did some strimming today. FYI a strimmer harness is not the most flattering of accessories when you have big boobs 😉
The girls haven’t really been bothered by it,but I don’t think they will show any interest at all until it starts to resemble a real allotment, or at the very least until all the blackberries are ripe and ready for picking. But LV is very excited and wants to help, even if that means playing with his little brother to keep him occupied.Until I have a shed, I think I’m going to have to keep a bag of toys and a blanket in the car from now on to keep O happy. He was fantastic fair play but there’s nowhere for him to wander safely yet, so keeping him entertained in one spot, especially if it’s just the two of us could be slightly more difficult.
We also made sure LV got to have a real go at really helping us out too, this photo reminds me that I really must find a pair of gloves small enough for him.These ones are my small ladies gloves, which are too big, but the kiddy ones are too small. Any suggestions of where I can find some in-between sizes would be gratefully received!
Now I always swore that I would never vlog. Mostly because I think my voice makes me sounds as dull as dishwater. But I did a quick little span over the allotment just so you can see the lay of the land and to test my camera’s microphone out (not a good idea with someone strimming in the background). I’m not promising I will do any real vlogging, but I might *MIGHT* do some occasional video updates, if I can pick up the courage. Talking to the camera is all well and good when your sat by yourself in your own house, but doing it out in the open is another story all together!
You can see the whole of the new allotment in this video. We will have a chicken shed near the line of gorse at the bottom of the field and where I am am standing is the flattest bit so the shed and greenhouses will go go there. The rest will need a lot of digging and terracing to get somewhat flatter beds than there is now, I’m not really sure how well veggies do at growing on such a slant.
I had wondered if I would start another blog, just for the new allotment. But I’m not sure how much there will be to post about after the first year of setting up and settling in, that might be something I need to think about. For now I’ll just give it it’s own little button on the menu in case you want to find the posts 🙂
What do you think? Would you like to see updates of our new allotment adventures here or should I keep it separate in a whole new blog?