Saturday, August 25, 2007

Beautiful beetroot sandwiches on the allotment

When we first took on the allotment we thought that there would be plenty of occassions when we could spend our weekends there enjoying the weather, the view, and whatever book we were reading at the time; just doing a bit of light weeding and watering. Unfortunately the allotment has rarely managed to get to the 'bit of light weeding and watering' stage, and on those occassions it has, the weather is either rubbish, or we have had something else that needs to be done.

However, we just got to spend a very enjoyable day at the allotment. Enjoying the weather, not killing ourselves to do anything specific, or having to rush off anywhere else...and the highlight was the opportunity to have some of Emma's freshly pickled beetroot:

Everyone should have an allotment on days like this.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Beans, beans and beets

As it was a nice sunny day, and the majority of my work at the moment consists of reading numerous books and journal articles, I decided to do my reading in the shade of the shed on the allotment! With my new top-of-the-range phone I have a personal office wherever I go...I must have the best job in the world.

Whilst there I collected some more beans (both dwarf and broad) and some beetroot, which we have plans to pickle this weekend:

Thursday, August 02, 2007


The allotment has been very hard work this year, and with very little reward besides some rather nice broad beans...and the fault is being placed very firmly on the bizarre weather. Nonetheless we have continued to toil away, only to find today that our shed has been broken into!!!

...Obviously at the point the photo has been taken I have removed the lock with the piece of wood hanging off it.

Whilst there was nothing of value, annoyingly the only thing that they took was the hammer....the one I need to fix the lock that they had broken....bastards.