Living Arrows 24/52
Hello! Welcome to all my new readers, there’s quite a few of you, obviously allotment posts go down well! And welcome back all my readers who have visited before!
For those of you who don’t know what Living Arrows is about, here is how Donna describes it “it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and every Monday we share a moment from our week and invite others to do the same as part of this linky“. So here is my post for this week’s Living Arrows.
I mentioned in my last post that we have just taken on another 100m.sq of allotment, so the other half of the plot we have. As the previous owner had not done anything with it for quite a long time, other than remove the raised beds and the good compost bin, it was a little over grown.
We spent nearly 7 hours at the allotment on Saturday, and got lots done. We made a wigwam so we could plant our beans, we planted up some courgettes, did some weeding, planted some left over flower seeds to see whether they would do anything and brighten the place up a bit, started to make some paths with some of the 200+ bricks we’d just picked up on freecycle, as well as started to make a dent on the new side of the plot.
And got a little sunburnt in the process!
Isla was fantastic while we were down there. We’d taken the travel cot and filed it with toys and books for her, and put up the parasol to shade her from the sun. And she played away happily, until it was time for a nap, slept for a couple of hours, joined us for the our BBQ, and then carried on playing until we were ready to go home. There were times when Chris had to take her for a spin in the wheelbarrow to keep her entertained, but in the whole she was great. Long may that continue!