There's a howling gale outside as I write this - these strong winds seem to have been at it every other day for weeks. But at least the rain has had a break today. The sun even shone through when I was on my half hour lunch time walk (a chance to get out of the office for some fresh air).
Saturday was quite nice too so Jan and I had a trip to the plot. I went for a couple of hours before lunch and then we both headed down afterwards - it was nice to have a bit of company and it's very satisfying to see what two people have been able to achieve instead of one. Plus it seems amazing that for a lot of last year Jan hardly left the house as she was too ill with her thyroid problem (now thankfully recovered), and look at her now, helping on the plot in January (she's usually a fair weather helper, haha).
I've made a start on sorting out the old raised beds - the pallet wood has become rotten and the couch grass keeps creeping in from the sides, so I'm pulling out all the wood and reshaping the beds (currently two large 'U' shaped beds in a mirror image ) into six individual rectangular ones - I'll take my camera next time to get some pics as it's hard to explain. The raised beds were good while they lasted but I don't have any replacement wood and also slugs and snails seem to like hiding in them (plus the couch grass problem). As we were leaving the allotment a big flock of goldfinches landed in a nearby tree and were singing their twinkly song in the last rays of sun....lovely.
Anyway, here's what I've got left in the freezer from last year's harvests:
Ok, thanks for reading this week and I'm linking in with Harvest Monday, hosted again by Dave at Our Happy Acres (many thanks go to Michelle at From Seed to Table for hosting during January)