Monday, 1 March 2010

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. ~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

I love this quote, it's so perfect.

It's been a long weekend with my 3 year old burning a fever and the constant driving rain keeping us indoors for the most of it. Cabin fever. I was delighted to wake up to sunshine this morning which meant one thing to me - Allotment!

With the help of my young under-gardener, I dug over last year's garlic and onion bed. I had tried to grow sweetcorn after the alliums, although pretty unsuccessfully. I sowed two rows of Nantes carrots and one row of Cobham Improved Marrow parsnips. I'm hoping the parsnips and the carrots will be happier than the corn! I had dug in a little manure before the sweetcorn so I think by now the soil will be about the right richness for the carrots. It's definitely not a good idea to put grow carrots in freshly manured ground as they will 'fork'.

I weeded the raspberry bed while my darling fella, who'd made a rare but happy visit to the plot, dug over one of the long beds in which the potatoes and courgettes had grown last year. Time flew by and when my little one cracked me on the nose with a bamboo cane - AAwOOuch! - it was time to go home.

I do hope it's sunny tomorrow as I really want to go back and get more done, I'm hooked again.



Jo said...

I hope your little one is feeling better now, and ouch, your nose, I felt that for you. I hope there's no bruising. That's a great quote. We just need a few more nice days to get us going again after the long winter snooze.

Kella said...

I'm glad your little one is feeling better, our household also was battling the lurgy last week, me included.

Like you I was equally happy to see the lovely sunshine on Monday and also got out into the garden, if it stays dry I hope to get the the allotment over the weekend.

Jo said...

I have left you an award on my blog, I hope you will accept it, but you are under no obligation. I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your blog.

Carrie said...

Wow, you've got the bug again! Great to hear and well done for getting so much done so far. Hope the little one (and your poor nose) recover soon x

Tash said...

Little one is fine and my nose is bruised to the touch but fine too.

Thank you for my award Jo - wow!

Anna said...

Found my way here via Jo at 'The Good Life' - love the quote :)