I finally got around to digging up a few of my leeks. These are destined for my winter leek soup. I think I will probably dig up the remaining 20 or so this week also. It is strange, many of the leeks at other plots on the allotment threw up a flower long before Christmas, however ours haven't done that yet, which is good news.
Last Friday I spotted a bag of 30 mixed daffodils reduced in Asda to £1.25. As you can see some of them had already sprouted. I know its a bit of a gamble, but I really would like to see the plot looking a bit more cheery at this time of year. So, in the ground they have gone. Fingers crossed I will have some lovely yellow daffodils come early March.
The runner beans are moving to a new part of the plot this year. My Dad has been busy preparing the bean trench and uncovered 2 of these boulders, in total we have now discovered 3 huge stones. The one he discovered last year took 3 people to lift it!
It was such a gorgeous day today I went for a walk up a local hill called the Hoad. There was a dusting of snow on the top. The sheep seemed to be enjoying their breakfast!
There was a good covering of snow on Coniston Old Man and the Furness Fells...
I love Winter when it's like this! A month or so of bright blue skies, frost, and a little dusting of snow would cheer me up no end. I hope the weather stays like this until Spring. #pleasenomorerain!