May 2, 2013 by Hannah
There comes a time in someone’s life where they become tired of waiting; fed up of hearing that the ground is too wet, the weather won’t hold and that all budding plans must be subject to a cessation until someone in the know tells you otherwise. This week was one in which I became very tired of waiting.
So I did some things which were questionable but pardonable, and with the wire cutters in one hand and the keys to the tractor in the other I managed to get the wheels in motion on some tasks that I wanted to do.
My primary aim was to get all the well rotted horse manure out of the muck heap with the tractor. I’d covered a large patch of ground with black polythene which was going to be covered with the muck, mainly because I was just not willing to do anymore double digging on my own this year. I also think that all the muck will make an ideal spot for the pumpkins and courgettes. I have to confess that I may have stolen that idea from one of my fellow gardening bloggers.
You may have noticed from the pics that I didn’t actually manage to get all the black polythene covered. This is where I put my hands up and admit that the ground was too wet. Not too wet to get 4 loads of manure down before the tractor tracks became a real issue though! I just have to keep my fingers crossed that the sun will stay out so I can surreptitiously start up the tractor again soon