Saturday, April 07, 2012

First Pickings

Warning: baby bore alert! Leave now if easily bored by photos of small, wriggly creatures which aren't worms, lambs or slow worms.

Allotmenteering has been a limited activity over the past 9 weeks and, to be honest, for a little while before then - weeding on hands and knees is fine, but getting up to empty the weed bucket and then getting back down again was hard work with a big bump. Luckily, SomeBeans has stepped up to the mark and has been busy with trying to keep on top of things - he has dug (his usual role) but has also taken on the task of sowing and planting. It's not easy for him to get to grip with the concept that seeds don't instantly sprout once sown. Some of the plot will be kept under membrane this year, though.

In order to supervise locations for seed and potato planting, Thomas made his first trip to the plot yesterday. Hopefully our future trips as he gets older will not put him off growing for life, but will give him a love for (or at least tolerance of) gardening. So yesterday, Thomas oversaw his first harvest - it seems to have worn him out...


And to finish with some unremitting sentimentality, the song below has always made me a bit teary, and since Thomas was born it has the ability to cause a teary meltdown – a beautiful song which loses something when I sing it to Thomas.


Maureen said...

Beautiful blue poppies and a beautiful baby too. Hope he enjoys many trips to the allotment. Mine grew up watching me garden and are now all gardeners too
Best wishes

Anna said...

Thomas looks like a little king HM. I am sure that he is already soaking in the finer points of the differences between first earlies and maincrops. Loved your 'Making plans with Nigel' post but oh what an unfortunate name for such a beautiful dog. Hope that you are enjoying the Easter break xxx

Arabella Sock said...

Oh... That bought a tear to my eye and I'm a kitten not baby person. Those are really gorgeous pictures - something to treasure

Jordi said...

Congratulations on the birth, hope you have time to devote to the garden and blog

a hug

un saludo

Angela said...

Your baby boy is beautiful!

HappyMouffetard said...

A very belated thanks for all your comments :-)