It’s not a Monday but there is no excuse, I’m not allowing rainy days to get me down either.
I’m not sure what the rest of the country has been like, but for two days we’ve lived inside a great big grey cloud in Hertfordshire/Cambridgeshire. Occasionally the cloud has lifted and we’ve had heavy rain, but for the most part it’s been grey drizzle, the kind that makes your hair frizz and your shoes wet, without you even realising at the time.
Enough of flamin’ June.
Despite the bad weather, we headed over to the allotment this evening to measure up.
26 fence posts, 45 metres of wire netting, 90 metres of wire and 2 gates’ worth of measuring up. That’s an awful lot of kit we need to get started – and that’s with one side fenced already!
I say we; the allotment is very much mine but I have solicited help for these early stages. Practicality and brute strength are not my forte, but I know a man who can.. in fact, a man who takes great pleasure in turning his hand to practical problem solving. I’m rather looking forward to us working together on creating something out of nothing, planning the space and giving it its own lease of life.
So tonight we measured up. The site has now been staked out which will make it easier to fence, it’s next to the path and I do hope that we’re not too much of a nuisance to the other allotment holders as I can see that our plot has been used to access all the other plots as the path is so overgrown! I will try to cut back some of the weeds with shears when we fence it.
Kate Berry says
Lovely, I think you may need a scyth…. I heard on GQT that they are very rewarding to use. 🙂