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Muck and Magic

Today I had a walk down to Mr Malc’s allotment. He’d had a load of manure delivered and had been busy digging the plot over in readiness for this, so I thought it would be good to see how it all looks.


Since taking early retirement 10 years ago Mr M has taken on the care and management of our plot, and I have to say he does a fantastic job. We are practically self sufficient in most of our vegetables and quite a lot of fruit.


This picture was taken a few weeks ago and this produce has nearly come to an end, now we are getting some lovely carrots and parsnips, the storeroom has all the onions strung up and several bags of potatoes. Two different sorts of kale are ready to use and we have been eating some lovely beetroot for the last few weeks.


The allotment earlier in the year before the onion and sweetcorn were ready.


I try to use as much of produce as I can, I hate waste, so preserving, pickling and baking are some of the things I look forward to doing. I also get a lot of pleasure from sharing the rewards.

Spicy plum sauce made from the plums in the picture above. This morning I started off a batch of raspberry jelly using raspberries from last year out of the freezer well I do need the space for more goodies….. Thank you Mr Malc…x



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Best Friend Bearing Gifts

Cathy arrived this morning saying ‘I saw these and thought of you’.


Three wonderful farm trays, dating from 1963,1964,1976.

‘What are you going to do with them ‘ she said.

Well two hours later Mr Malc converted them into this.



So now the trays hold my overflow of seedling and young Auricula.


Thank you Cathy and Mr Malc for making my day.


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