Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wordless Wednesday

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What a Waste!

Not much happening at the allotment at this time of year, but we pop down every now and then to keep on top of the weeds and just check that everything is ok.

The long way home is along a public footpath along some farm fields and we took that route back for the first time since the autumn. The first field was full of beautiful healthy looking sweetcorn earlier in the year:

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Sadly though, it looks as though quite a bit of it wasn’t harvested, just hacked down to clear the field.

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We turned the corner to an even sadder sight, a whole field of marrows that have been left to rot away! Such a waste of food. There is probably a valid farming reason for it, perhaps the sale fell through or the cost of having them picked and transported was greater than the value but it still seems a shame.

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Really wish we’d helped ourselves to a couple when we passed through in the summer!

Tree following: December update

Another month has gone by, how did that happen?! The crab apple tree is looking very sombre and sparse now winter is here, not more than a handful of leaves left in place and they won’t last much longer.


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If you want more details of the Tree Following challenge and to have a look at a wide variety of trees that are being tracked, head over to the Loose and Leafy blog. If you click on my Tree Following category you can see my original post in March, as well as the monthly updates to compare the difference.