Soil and Ink » Animals

Lovely ladies.

26 January 2012


We have been keeping hens on the allotment for the last 5 years, I often get asked how easy and expensive it is to set up so here are some pros and cons… …READ MORE…

Oh my!

8 October 2011


The big clear up has started! I found myself with a few hours this afternoon so I headed down to the allotment with a big bag of hungarian (rye) grass, a cup of tea and Betty the dog. The kids were at home making fondant fancies for my birthday treat! I cleared one and a half beds, watered the soil before sowing the seed and then scattered it around, hope it works! Betty mainly stared at the floor looking for insects and chewed stones. The beds are now tidyish, the compost heap is bulging, the fancies were large and delicious, the dog is asleep…..a top day. …READ MORE…

Toad or a frog?

11 July 2011


This lovely fellow is living in my tomato grow bag, he pops out when I water and stays for a while until he spots the dog!