Little Pea is coming up to nine months now and although I’ve still got a fair bit of mending to do (core?!?) I’m feeling stronger and fitter than ever. The first steps we’re talking about today aren’t Little Pea’s (although they are imminent!) but our first steps back onto the allotment as a family in this our glorious new growing season.
We’re enjoying some gorgeous Easter weather here in Oxford at the moment so we took our opportunity to pop on some sun hats and slap on some factor 50+ and to see just what was waiting for us. A world of weeds?
We were pleasantly surprised to find that things were looking pretty good considering and that we’d been able to cash in a little bit of previous years’ efforts to find a fairly decent patch with beautiful bulbs poking their way through the grass, awesome sculptural artichokes heralding our new start and rhubarb for the masses that we could sell for a fortune by weight! (Recipes to follow as the season continues.)
What we found most importantly was a sense of self. Of us as a family. Some things have changed but some have stayed the same – like Wally’s ever useful advice and now we’re ready to get growing!