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Autumn

A few of the Charlotte potatoes from this year’s harvest had spurted so I have put them in a pot in the lean to. To be continued……. Apart from tidying up and laying compost on the empty beds there is not much to report from the plot so I thought a picture of our grandaughter Libbie enjoying the Autumn leaves would brighten up the weblog.

Libbie Waters The ‘martoes’

We made a quick visit to the plot today and took Libbie with us as she was spending the day with us. A slow walk round was followed by a visit to the water butt with the watering can then helping Nan to water the tomatoes. Then we pulled a few carrots, picked a few beans and cut a lovely cabbage.

 

Libbie’s Birthday – Two Today

Rob has gone down to the allotment to plant the Winston seed potatoes we bought from Mick Market as we realised that they were first earlies. Winston are large tubers with moist, creamy flesh of excellent flavour. Unusually for an early variety this one is ideal for baking. Its shape and appearance make this a natural first choice with many exhibitors.

Libbie at Donkey SanctuaryLibbie

It is a chilly morning but bright and dry. I have stayed at home to do a few jobs here and to make myself respectable to go over Adam and Kirstie’s this afternoon for Libbie’s birthday tea. Glenn was supposed to be going to Manchester today but it has been cancelled so he will be able to come with us.

At last it looks as though Jemima has decided to sit on her eggs. She has four eggs in there and the other five are still under Frosty who is now installed in a separate hutch round the side of the house.