Wednesday 8th February 2017 – What’s lurking at the bottom of your shed?

Another morning spent on the allotment today, and yet more tidying and sorting out to do. The shed I have on my plot is plastic and old. The door is falling off and to keep it shut I have to tie string around it. Why I didn’t take it down the tip last year I don’t know, but I don’t like change and will keep something until it’s clearly had enough. But today I was brave and emptied out my old shed and broke it down. I had a car full of other stuff, so it’ll have to go down the tip tomorrow. The weather is colder than it’s been, so there I was in my wooly hat pootling along very happily. As I was clearing out my shed I came across some stuff down the bottom that I had completely forgotten was there. Namely a sad pair of wellies. They are a little past it and have been squashed past all recognition so I think they’ll need to go to the great welly boot puddle in the sky.



Then when I finally got to the bottom of the shed and cleared everything out, I realised what a mess the shed was in. It’s only when you clean out your shed you realise how much rubbish you’ve accumulate since the last time you sorted it out. I think it’s been about 3 years since I last sorted out this shed, so a note to myself….tidy shed every year. There were some massive spiders that had made their homes in the bottom of the shed, now they’ll have to scurry on somewhere else to find a new place to live. The slugs and snail, well I really don’t care where they go as long as they don’t eat my plants.


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3 Responses to Wednesday 8th February 2017 – What’s lurking at the bottom of your shed?

  1. Keith says:

    Another interesting and useful blog. Thanks. It nice to hear that you have started working on your plot again 🙂

  2. NebraskaDave says:

    Claire, yucky! I can’t say that I have a shed that bad but it is filled with clutter. I’m in the process of cleaning my house and have re claimed the living room and will be starting on the kitchen soon. Things just have a way of piling up in my house. Two large bags of trash went out to the trash pickup this morning.

    We are still having crazy weather here. We just had five inches of snow with a temperature this morning of -13C and now tomorrow it will be 16C. It’s been like that all Winter. Warm – cold, rain – snow, the geese don’t know whether to fly north or south. Today I saw a flock of Robins which, to me, says Spring is not far away. I’m starting the onions and cabbage in another week. I begin with those two vegetables around Valentines day. I might even keep some of the harvest this year. Usually, I give most of it away.

    Have a great cleaning out your shed day.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

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