Not being a religious person, nor one who celebrates Easter I spent a lot of this weekend up the allotment. It was wonderful, warm and peaceful.
One of our friends very kindly spent his good Friday loading up a big trailer of manure and met me up the allotment.
When I arrived there was nobody there. I was glad of this as I felt really guilty for having such a mountain of manure.. I wanted to quickly get in and get it on the plot.
We all have the same problem, up our allotments, crap soil and all desperately need manure. I am very lucky to have a friend who is friends with a guy who has a large supply of manure. We are able to get it free, just have to pick it up. We usually do this in a large builders bag. The thing is I know everybody on the allotment needs as much manure as possible. We have left the other plot holders small piles and will try to give them some each time we pick some up, but its not enough to make a difference, we all need shit loads!. I would love to be able to get them all more free manure but its a bit cheeky if I tell them I can get it as its only because my friend is good friend with this guy who has the manure. I don’t even know the guy, so can’t go asking if he would mind supplying all of us, as he usually sells it like a lot of farmers/stable owners. Anyways what I’m saying is I very quickly shovelled the manure onto the plot and saved a load in a wooden crate that my friend had picked up, ready to give to the other plot holders. Not before two lovely ladies appeared and both commented on our lovely manure as if it was a huge chocolate cake: ooh that looks lovely, smells wonderful. I felt really greedy with my manure mountain, those two ladies are first on the list for a visit from the poo fairies in the morning.
We already have put lots of manure on our soil but it still needs loads more, we are so lucky to be able to have a free supply but I’m starting to feel a little bad for having it……Night time muck spreading is in need I reckon. And continue to leave as many piles as we can spare for others in need.