A Busy Weekend

Potato TrenchesA visit from my sister usually means lots of work getting done. This weekend was no exception, and the combination of the glorious sunny weather and the fact that she stayed until yesterday meant that we got even more done than usual!

I managed to get three trenches dug for the maincrop potatoes. I reckon I should be able to fit in another four rows before I run out of space (and risk digging up the cherry tree) – it means we’ll have a few potatoes left over, but we may be able to find somewhere else to fit those in. I also took the opportunity to prune the plum trees; they were both covered in blossom, so with any luck we can expect lots and lots of plums later on!

Mary-AnnMy sister made fantastic progress on the other side of the path, and cleared all the space earmarked for our wheat (and then some!), which we promptly sowed. It’s a reasonable sized patch – I’d guess something around 8 square yards or so – so with any luck we should get enough wheat, and therefore flour, to make a loaf or two of bread.

Aside from that, there was plenty of tidying to be done; slow progress was made weeding around the raspberry canes, to give them a bit of breathing space as well as to make the plot look a lot smarter.

This may be the last time I can rely on such a lot of help from my sister – she has, rather unsportingly, managed to get an allotment of her own back home, which means when she does visit us she won’t be in such desperate need for her digging fix. We may even end up lending a hand on her allotment!

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