Saturday, 14 April 2018

Allotment celebration

 Me : Now we are ten.
You : Who's ten; what do you mean?
 Me : Our allotment is 10 years old today.
You : Oh my goodness, where has the time gone? You don't look old enough to have a 10 year old!
 Me : *blush* Thank you...

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Oh my good grief friends, I can't quite believe I am writing this post. Andrew and I were talking about going to the allotment for the afternoon and suddenly I was reminded that it's the plot's anniversary. 

Back them I didn't know what a blog was and so we had a scrapbook - old school style. Here are some never before shared photos from that happy book...
early days- Carrie Gault - https://growourown.blogspot.co.uk/

Gosh it really seems like yesterday when I think back to the day we visited our marked out rectangle of land with Maggie. We were the first in the field to dig a square and look at the soil below, I took pictures of a strip of green grass and Maggie had a pee = it was ours, we had claimed it in person and via the paperwork, haha.

Simultaneously it feels like forever ago, haha. We have worked so hard on that little patch of land and had so many triumphs and 'learning experiences'. We made good friends who sadly have left the site by now, mainly through illness or shear disheartenment. But still we battle on...(sometimes we do wonder why though)

Have a look at the plan for 2018 - It's rough and unattractive but still, it is what it is...

The plan 2018 - Carrie Gault - https://growourown.blogspot.co.uk/

I LOVE you all, we're off to the plot
Carrie xxx

emergency room - Carrie Gault - https://growourown.blogspot.co.uk/

Later.... For the very first time in 10 years I suffered an allotment related incident today - I stood, twice, on a rusty nail that went nice and deep into my foot = a wonderful few hours waiting in A&E for a tetanus injection and wound dressing. We're only home now at 8pm. What a wick birthday celebration. 
Bring on the wine! 🍷

13 comments:

  1. Hope the foot heals quickly!! Happy 10th anniversary allotment plot :-)

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    1. It'll be grand, got a nice big tetanus injection 😊. You were there at the start Mamma - it was your copy of 'Compass' that had the info to get us started!

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  2. Arrrgh - poor foot. Time to curl up on the sofa with Toby.

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    1. Sadly yes, but they said at the hospital that after 3 days I could hike again so Hadrian's Wall is still on xx

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  3. Argh, you made my toes curls when I read about your allotment related injury! Feel better soon! PS congrats on 10 years.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. When I think back on it, pulling the nail from deep within my foot was gross but I was in survival mode and didn't really feel it xxx

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  4. Well done on achieving 10 years. We too have seen many friends come and go. Hope your foot isn’t too badly damaged.

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    1. Isn't it sad that we all start with such great hopes and most find it such and unhappy experience. So much work and in our case, really bad soil and no drainage. I miss my friends but totally understand they're spending time on other pursuits.
      My foot throbs but it'll be fine, thank you xxx

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  5. Well done on ten years plotting. Ouch, I hope that your foot heals up quickly. xx

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    1. Thank you Mike! You've been plotting for a lot longer though πŸ˜‰. The foot hurts more today weirdly but it'll be fine in a couple of days x

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  6. Ouch. Done that myself, but the 6 in nail went all the way through !! :(

    Pleased to see youa are getting to the allotment though :)

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  7. Ten years on your allotment! Happy Lottieversary! I just wanted to pop by and say Hi from my new garden! Daisy and I moved in last Friday and we are getting started again. xxxx Hope your foot feels better soon. Ouch!!

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  8. HI! I am so very excited to watch your journey with this new garden - what fun! I hope Daisy is a good an overseer as Toby, he pushes us hard but it's worth it :) xx

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