In December 2008 Mr. Silent and myself became the proud tenants of a little piece of land in County Meath, Ireland.
I'm not sure there was a specific reason for our desire to commit to some madness and a lot of pleasure, but a combination of being more in touch with nature and growing our own vegetables could have contributed to the decision.
Our lack of experience has resulted in a year where my skin started turning purple in June, after overdosing in beetroot, food poisoned by Jurassic Park sized courgettes (zucchinis) and eating spinach everyday for 4 or 5 months.. (Popeye would be proud)
I hope this year will result in a smarter harvest and I have to thank Helen James who has been my 911 call when I'm not sure if things are edible or not... I have a feeling our conversations will be even more frequent this year...
View of our allotment on the 1st of January 2010
Nature's creatures helping themselves to their share of the deal...
Our little helper is unaffected by freezing temperatures or snow..