Monday 29th August 2016 – It’s cooled down a bit!

Now I’m not one to complain that the weather is too hot, but the last week has been very hot indeed. Too hot in fact for even going down the allotment. Yes I know that sounds a rather odd thing for me to say but it was. Today was a little cooler with temperatures of about 26 today. I popped up to the allotment this morning for a couple of hours and have nearly harvested all the Potatoes that I planted this year. I have about 3 plants left to go, but I had to come home, firstly because I had spent 2 hours digging and was knackered, and secondly I’d also run out of water to drink, which is not a good thing. I really wanted to get the last ones done, but that’ll have to wait until tomorrow. Still no massive potatoes like last year, but still a very good harvest. I did dig up a rather strange looking one which I’m going to share with you.

It may be small, but I think it looks like a teddybear head with ears.

It may be small, but I think it looks like a teddybear head and ears.

I promised the chickens that I would bring them home a treat, so I harvested some Rhubarb (not for the chickens, but for us) but it’s what I found round the base of the Rhubarb that my girls would like. What is that? I hear you ask, well it’s slugs and snails. Yes I’ve finally found a use for them (the slugs and snails, not the chicken). I picked a load of them up and put them in a tray, and bought them home. The girls were very confused when I first put the tray in their run, maybe because there were so many of them together, but they soon got brave and had a feast. I’ll bring them some more home another time for them. I’m keeping the worms in the allotment because they’re useful, but the slugs and snails they can have as many of those as they like.

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3 Responses to Monday 29th August 2016 – It’s cooled down a bit!

  1. Awesome thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  2. NebraskaDave says:

    Claire, I’m fortunate not to have slugs, snails, or crawling bugs to deal with. My curse is the dreaded vine borer. I’ve tried a few ideas but have more to try. None have really been effective. I do count my blessings not to have bug, blight, or bottom rot issues. I guess vine borers are not so bad after all. 🙂

    Have a great cooler day.

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