Monday, January 12, 2009

Up to my neck in the brown stuff

This got quite a flurry of interest and amusing comments when on Saturday I announced on Facebook that a large tonnage of manure had been delivered for use on our allotment. So we have spent a large part of the weekend shovelling the stuff into wheelbarrows and spreading it on the land. We had originally estimated 3 tonnes of the stuff had turned up. We now think it is about 5 tonnes.

Since we are aiming to be as self-sufficient in food as possible, having a well fertilised stretch of land is important. Nevertheless, the shelves of Sainsburys as a source of food did have a certain amount of appeal when we were in the middle of shovelling all that brown stuff. And there's still plenty of work to do to get it all onto the land. But that is for another weekend.
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