Fun on the allotment.

I'm a student, chef, gardner, photographer and general procrastinator. On the 5th November 2011 I inherited an old battered allotmentand started this blog so people can watch as I work and play to make it my dream larder.
Firewood 
To me, firewood is as important to an allotment as compost or seeds. 
Sitting down all sweaty after a few hours ‘graft’ in front of a blazing furnace and opening a can of cider (or home brew) is my idea of a perfect saturday afternoon. 
Also, the wood ash left after is perfect feed for raspberries and the pear tree (which I’m trying to save). 
A fiends dad has recently cut down a tree in his back garden, and trimmed all the wood down to nice 6” lengths … he even dropped them off at the allotment for me. It was like a perfect little gift. I even got to play jenga stacking them all up!
These should see my through the rest of the summer *happy face*
I had a few small BBQs with the chiminea last year. Mainly grilling kebabs over the top of the shoot or by putting a disposable BBQ inside the main chamber. Both worked well but I want to do more outdoor cooking this year, so watch this space. 
For anyone who doesn’t know the story of this chiminea, please go back through my blog and find the part where I found and rescued it … its one of my favourite up cycles! 
- Gary. 

Firewood 

To me, firewood is as important to an allotment as compost or seeds. 

Sitting down all sweaty after a few hours ‘graft’ in front of a blazing furnace and opening a can of cider (or home brew) is my idea of a perfect saturday afternoon. 

Also, the wood ash left after is perfect feed for raspberries and the pear tree (which I’m trying to save). 

A fiends dad has recently cut down a tree in his back garden, and trimmed all the wood down to nice 6” lengths … he even dropped them off at the allotment for me. It was like a perfect little gift. I even got to play jenga stacking them all up!

These should see my through the rest of the summer *happy face*

I had a few small BBQs with the chiminea last year. Mainly grilling kebabs over the top of the shoot or by putting a disposable BBQ inside the main chamber. Both worked well but I want to do more outdoor cooking this year, so watch this space. 

For anyone who doesn’t know the story of this chiminea, please go back through my blog and find the part where I found and rescued it … its one of my favourite up cycles! 

- Gary. 

  1. urbanimage said: Look at you with you posh chimenia thing, we have a barrel! :-D
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