Friday, 24 July 2009

Memories of summer

I haven't really got time to blog in a regular fashion at the moment, but I thought I'd share with you some fun that happened over the summer, when my Mum and Dad came over and helped to set up our crops in our polytunnel.

I thought I'd give my Dad a bit of a laugh - so decided to take him on a race around our garden on my little tractor with him in the trailer!

As you can see he enjoyed himself rather more than I thought he would!

Then we had to get down to the task of moving some of our wonderful, fantastically broken down compost and chicken manure. Part of the reason our manure is so fine, is that when the ladies free range - they scratch around and turn everything over, leaving us with almost a find sand like texture!

We had some great success with all of our crops - in fact probably TOO much success as we have been unable to eat everything we've grown and had to resort to handing out various vegetables to friends and family!

Well, that's me done for a little while - I hope to be able to write more posts as time allows - but seeing as we have both kids now for 6 weeks summer holiday - who knows!?

Take care,



alcoholinky said...

great family photos! your dad looks like he's having a ball LOL

Don said...

How funny is that!? Your dad looks like a fun guy to have around, kinda like his son.

Thanks for sharing.

Banbha said...

I'd say that your dad is as much of a character as you are, Stiggy! :D Wish I could have some of those veggies!

Stiggy said...

Cheers Carole, he certainly wasn't expecting a ride round the garden that day!

Don - you're very kind, it was one of those thoughts that pop into my head sometimes - I just thought I'd act on this idea!

Liesel - yeah, we're all mad over this side of the pond you know! We have an incredible surplus of cucumbers at the moment - although I'm not sure if they'd survive the trip over to you!

Thanks guys!