Wednesday, 24 September 2008

pickled the beetroot

Well today i have been at home all day because my boy hasnt been well... yep im getting withdrawel symtoms but then again i did manage to pickle some beetroot and prepare our allotment dinner... the kids love their allotment dinners, good job else i wouldnt know what to do with all the mind you i think my family, friends and neighbours are enjoying my veg too :)
im really enjoying growing my own veg,collecting eggs from my chickens, recycling, collecting rainwater and composting everything i can becoming a very "green" person and loving it!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Dug up the last of my potatoes

well yesterday at the allotment I dug up the last of my potatoes, they should last me for a few weeks, I also picked loads of beans... im giving them away to everyone as ive had so many of them. I also picked some more beetroot, which im going to cook and pickle today. At home my peppers are coming along nicely and are now turning an orangy yellow colour, the mixed lettuce leaves are coming along too as are the fennel and cardoon plants. As for the chickens, they are board cause ive not let them out today because its raining :(
photos below.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008


Well it rained the whole day but we werent going to let that spoil our day! as it happened quite a few people turned up and most of the empty plots have now been taken which is good news, we had quite a few stalls aswel like, books, veg, craft and not forgetting the burger and cake stall ;)

here are a few photos from the day....
these two loved the rain and def made the most of it bless them.

The burger/hotdog stall... very tasty too!

This is vasue (on the left) my very friendly plot neighbour

The craft and tombola stall
The veg stall

Iris on the right (the site manageress)
this is Bob with the preserved jams

this is Vasues daughter Kineka aged 14yrs she came 3rd with her plot number plaque, beautiful it was too!

My Scarecrow came 3rd on our open day

whoooaaaaaaa my scarecrow came 3rd on our open day, thanks to my good friend lissa who made it for me ;)
here he is.....

Friday, 5 September 2008

Allotment Open day..6th september

Our allotment is having an open day tomorrow with a few competitions and stall, really looking forward to it..if your interested in going the details are below...
Redhill Allotment Site
Date... 6th september
Time.... 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Location.... on Abbey Road (A6) just north of the Redhill Circle roundabout.too see a map go here...

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Latest Pictures of the Allotment

These are the latest pictures of our allotment taken in August, as you can see the sweetcorn is really doing well now and we have had sooooo much veg in the short time we have been doing this...The kids are even asking for what we call "Allotment Dinners" they love it and it couldnt be better for them as we dont use any chemicals whats so ever!