Saturday, 24 March 2012
The ultimate 500m walk
Spring seems to have sprung in our village and the sun has been encouraging us to venture out. So for today's sneak peak I thought I would share some of the sights on our 500m walk to the allotment. It really is heaven for my little boys.
The majority of our walk is up a lane. We pass a number of traditional stone cottages including the home of our best friends and a lovely lady my son calls Bertie (Betty)! This little stretch of lane often acts as a meeting point as we commonly bump into other villagers going to or from the allotments. A 5min walk often takes a lot longer than planned!
Past the houses we go past a stables, a builder's yard and a garage where they mend racing cars!
A little further up and we turn the corner into the allotment. These girls are always crowding round the gate hoping that you are going to bring them some corn!
One of the families we share ownership of the chickens with keeps bees in this apple orchard which is on the allotment site.
Then it's past Terry's fine array of farm machinery....
And finally our walk ends at our allotment. The pictures below are of some of our neighbours plots.
On a cold frosty morning when it is dark and raining this 500m can seem a very long way to let the chickens out. On a sunny day or glorious summer evening it is absolute magic and the walk can't last long enough.