a helping hand

July 7, 2010 at 7:22 am 7 comments

This is the biggest strawberry in the world‘ said Rosy before licking it, giggling and dropping it in the box.  She seemed surprised when I said she could eat it; well if licking is not 9/10ths of the law it should be!  And Rosy had certainly earned first dibs on the days takings for lending a helping hand on Aunty Nic’s allotment.

Entry filed under: allotment tales.

succulent strawberries more or less?

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bilbo  |  July 7, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Awww, bless.

    Get ’em young, works every time!

  • 2. Jacqueline  |  July 7, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Those are just lovely photos Nic. I hope Cooper will be as keen a helper once he is old enough.

  • 3. Tom  |  July 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Sweet baby! I’ll bet she enjoyed eating those strawberries!

  • 4. peggy  |  July 9, 2010 at 7:46 am

    She is a beautiful little lady and is delighted to help for payment in kind! Kids are always amazed to see things growing that they can pick and eat immediately!

  • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  July 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Bilbo – Rosy’s been well trained from a very young age by her Aunty Emily who also has an allotment. So unlike most 4 year olds when you point at something saying ‘and do you know what this is?’ she nods and gives the correct answer. She’s ace 🙂

    Jac – I’m sure he will. I bet he does his own fair share of licking when you’re baking up one of your lovely creations!

    Tom – absolutely. She’s so ace at sharing though and made sure there were enough for her mum and little sister

    Peggy – they’re a wonderful reminder of how taking time and having fun in the garden is as important as all the toiling. I know you benefit from lots of lovely young helpers on your plot )

  • 6. Jas  |  July 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    What a lovely post! Looking forward to introducing Daisy to your allotment when she’s a little bigger! x

  • 7. Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers  |  July 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Oh she’s just lovely!

    As is your allotment…where, oh where are the weeds? Oh that’s right, they are all in my plot. And then some.


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