Sunday, 21 July 2013

Allotment Open Day today

Today our Allotment site was open to the public, a great family day out and the people did come, the weather was perfect, not too sunny but warm and only a light breeze.
We have been weeding and tidying our plot for a few weeks now in readiness for the visitors, we estimate well over 50 did visit our plot and we had lots of positive comments, our Chickens were very popular with the children and adults too.
The playing field adjacent to our site was used too, large marquees were erected and produce, jam, cakes, bric-a-brac & books were on sale, there were lots of other stalls even the RSPB had a display. I shot a short video for you to watch, click the link below to view.
So after all the visitors had gone we did a spot of harvesting, as you can see here. We also picked rather alot of Broad Beans, not in this shot.
But later on, we had to return to water, as the rain barrels have run dry and the well too, I have to carry water, luckily I have an Aquaroll that holds 29 Ltrs, we manage to water all the thirsty plants such as Peas, Beans, Courgettes and the Tomatoes & Peppers in the greenhouse.
So it's been a lovely day, have thoroughly enjoyed it, talking to lots of people about growing Veg & keeping Chickens, I hope I have inspired some and one day will grow their own Veg or keep Chickens.

Don't forget to watch the short video below. 

Thanks for Reading or Viewing. Ian

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