This is the second year of my allotment life and I wouldn't swop a moment. I have had great fun growing the vegetables we ate last summer and we are now getting ready to plant this year's vegetables.
I was really happy to learn that my son and daugher-in-law (DIL) were offered an allotment plot near to where they live. As my son works most weekends it will be up to DIL to do most of the work. Knowing how hard it is to get started your first year I wanted to offer my help digging to give DIL a helping hand in her preparations.
Since the weather forcast was good for this weekend we popped up on Saturday (after getting stuck on the M1 due to an accident) we eventually arrived, unloaded the car of our tools and wheelbarrow and got stuck in.
DIL had gotten there before us and was working away burning some rubbish.
A bored granddaughter was enticed to help us from time to time but got excited when I asked her to show me where the allotment shop was so we could get a couple of sandwiches!
We worked for about 3 hours on a beautiful Spring day and left feeling we had been helpful!
Mr R brought my Wolf-Garten Soil Miller with us and gave it a workout.
I did thank Mr R for giving up his Saturday but he agreed with me that it is always good if you can help family when it is needed.
I expect we will be back up there again before the end of the digging and planting time is up.