six and a half hours work on the allotment in the last three days – and all really good. Cutting grass with newly restored grass hook. Its like a sickle, but with a very thin blade, and it stays sharp and cuts better, easier and quicker than shears. As much of the grass is over two feet tall it feels like I’m harvesting wheat.
Jackie and I netted the cherry tree yesterday – walked the net over the tree by fixing two corners to long bamboo poles. Tricky task, but may get 6kg instead of none or 1.5kg of recent years. Just as we were finishing we spotted a lizard sunning itself on a roofing tile.
Whilst exercise and sunshine are great, the core reason for allotmenteering is the produce, so here is last night’s dinner (I have excluded the prawns in garlic and olive oil as none of it came from the allotment):