last plot pickings of 2012

October 22, 2012 at 11:16 am 10 comments

Our September visit, to pick raspberries, already a distant memory and probably the last we’ll see of the plot this year.  I have no doubt that our crawling, babbling baby will be a walking, talking (maybe-digging-with-a-stick) boy when it’s time to brush the cobwebs off the spade next year.

er, what do you mean digging Mum, Chief Fruit Sampler is my job thank you!

ps.  it’s gone very quiet on the comment front so for anyone who is still reading ‘hello‘ and apologies for fewer gardening/cooking posts and more ‘life with baby’ posts.  That’s just how it is now so feel free to wander off and come back in thew new gardening season.  Would be lovely if you hung around though, cheers x

Entry filed under: allotment tales.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. toodlepips  |  October 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I’m always here, whatever the post is about, but it is a sheer joy to see little E’s face up there. Thank you x

  • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  October 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    thank you dear Roo (knowing we share blog posts also helps to fill the gap that is too-many-hundred miles between us :o/)

  • 3. Sarah  |  October 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I always read your blog! Its great to see gardening/cooking bits, but I also love to see lots of pics of E doing his thing.

    Lots of love x

  • 4. Joanna  |  October 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Hello Gorgeous Nic and Babe! Always lovely to see your pics xx

  • 5. Lucy  |  October 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Hi, I’m a new follower of your blog. My own “baby days” are long behind me with grandchildren of 19, 18, 17, 15, 10 and 7 but I’ll hang on until the plant growing season begins again @<:-)

  • 6. Nic@nipitinthebud  |  October 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Sarah – we really must catch up (glad you’re ‘seeing’ E anyhow). Your kittens can’t be very little anymore, perhaps you could blog about them doing their thing!

    Joanna – aw thanks :o) sorry I’ve been absent from your comment box of late

    Lucy – so lovely to hear from ‘new’ friends, thanks for stopping by and staying

  • 7. Everlovin' Dad  |  October 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    We are also watching; the joy of Euan continues, along with his
    cousin Zac, but the regular amounts of rain were, at times, a
    nuisance which made visits to the plot irregular. Might be a stilts
    and scythe job next year.

  • 8. PapaG  |  October 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    picture 2 you can almost see the thought process in the frowns in his forehead! Still looks good to me, both of you.
    love papagxxx

  • 9. ediblethings  |  October 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Unfortunately for me, life is getting in the way of doing the blog rounds. I hope to be able to remedy this soon. It is still lovely to pop in occassionaly and see how you are all getting on.

    • 10.  |  October 26, 2012 at 7:55 am

      Dad – stilts, now there’s an idea. I don’t think G would trust me with a scythe though, although blood is a good soil feed!

      PapaG – oh yes, for all his smiles he can be very serious when he’s thinking!

      Mel – lovely to hear from you and glad you had a good bean harvest this year for chutney making


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