Today I had a free couple of hours that I planned for digging. It seems the days are rushing by and it’ll soon be spring. This is worrying me as I’m only a third of the way through my plot, and I’ve had it for a couple of months already.
At the moment the weather is preventing me. Every time a free moment presents itself it chucks it down, leaving the ground soggy and unworkable. Today was no exception!
Rather than waste the couple of hours I had free, I decided to see if I could use the time to gather some materials that I’ll be needing over the coming months.
The first was a couple of pallets that had been sat in my neighbours garden for a couple of weeks (they are having an extension done). So I knocked on the door and asked if I could have them. “No problem.” he said. These I quickly loaded on the roof rack.
Next was a set of windows that I’d seen outside a house on a nearby street. It’s amazing what I spot now I have an allotment that I’d never even noticed before. Pallets, I now notice, are everywhere!!.
Again knocked on the door:
“I’ve got my eye on them old windows for my allotment, would you mind if I took them?”
“Feel free, my wife has been nagging me to take them down the tip for over a year.”.