Saturday, 27 February 2016

Digging, Stoning, Composting

The last week has been dry and today was too, even though it's a Saturday in February 2016!
Jamie wasn't IN the compost bin!
We were digging up the raspberries on Plot3. They are a real mess. It seems like the ground wasn't dug before they were planted, probably about 6 years ago. It was tough digging through the couch grass, raspberry roots and mares tail which is pretty bad on that plot. 
And we gathered a bucketful of big stones. But among the stones we found this one...
We're sure this has been shaped by man rather than by nature. Would love to know if anyone has any advice on this type of thing. This is the other side.
And this one...

This stone has a hole, it doesn't go all the way through, but I love the look of it in close-up and I'm thinking that little bit of grit may be what caused the hole in the first place... Maybe(?)
I replenished one if the compost bins, mostly with tea and coffee bags and other kitchen waste. Then topped it off with a load of dried-out calendula. There are lots of worms and other critters that will enjoy tucking in to that lot.

And lastly, the garlic has sprouted - yay!
I've also updated the wildlife blog.

9 comments:

  1. That stone has definitely been worked. How interesting.

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    1. We've found 3 that look worked. Would like to think they're old and not just a recent piece.

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  2. We have some Autumn raspberries that need digging up, tidying and replanting

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    1. We aren't replanting these. If (when) we get a new site we'll pay more attention to our fruit bushes

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  3. That stone could be some sort of scraper....stones with holes in (all the way through) are considered lucky by Native Americans so I have to keep every one I find!

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    1. Yes, a scraper. That's what we figure.
      I don't keep stones with holes in, but I'm a sucker for a round stone!

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  4. Those stones look really interesting. Could be lots of historic relics around

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    1. Yes, so far we've only found the few worked stones, bits of pipe and a 1886 penny and, the best one, a 1797 penny!

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  5. Wow. You could put them in a museum of allotment treasure trove.

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