Daily Archives: September 1, 2009

Bank holiday monday

Yesterday was been spent as all bank holidays should be spent starting with a laying in, followed by a morning on the allotment, a trip out to the garden centre and to pick up a few supplies for dinner then home again to potter around with the goats and cook a roast in the Rayburn.

Me, mother, middle-younger-sister and Rhys spent over an hour on the allotment, mostly weeding. I found the leek seedlings that I put in and they are looking good. It is starting to feel very wintery outside and the courgettes seem to have slowed down, I’m not sure if that’s because they are not being picked often enough or because of the cold weather.

The trip to the garden centre was to pick up our first winter onion sets, they have only just got them in. We eat a lot of onions, at least a couple with most meals I would say, so like potatoes we just don’t have the room to grow all our own but over winter when there is nothing much else to go in it will be nice to have empty beds filled up with something so useful.

The goats got all the weeds from the allotment, almost the back of the van full, which they enjoyed. They do like thistles. And then the day was finished off with a roast dinner.