Yippee to 2010!

I did think about doing a last year, this year post but all I want to say about last year is that I generally think that it was a good plotting one and so by association also a good blogging one.

This time of year is one of anticipation for allotmenteers as this month onion sets and seed potatoes become available, and having browsed the various catalogues we’ll have hopefully also decided what seeds to buy.

The ground is far too cold, and in my case waterlogged, to do any plotting and it’ll probably be at  late February before it becomes workable again.

I took a walk on Boxing Day and was lucky enough to get a really good look at a grey heron standing motionless on the edge of the decking alongside the ecology park pond.  On my way back  through the allotments I reflected on the fact that  it may all look rather bleak and neglected now but come March, with hopefully some decent weather, it’ll soon all start to spring to life again.

I would normally be leaving for the trading hut about now but it’s closed, as it was last week, which has just added to my confusion about what day it is  that I’ve been experiencing all over the festive period.  Thank goodness that it’s all back to normal next week!

Mrs K said in her comment on my last post Yippee to 2010! which I certainly second,  especially with regard to pondering, pottering (or puttering) and  plotting on the allotment.

I want to thank everyone who visits Flighty’s plot,  especially those of you who also comment, and I hope that you’ll continue to do so!


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12 Responses to Yippee to 2010!

  1. daffy says:

    Never mind just commenting! If you have no snow I may be coming as a house guest! 92 inches we have… ok, make that 5 or 6 or 7 or 8. Either way it’s white… everywhere. Not sure this is the New year setting I was longing for. Last year was ok for me, granted there were a few things, especially in the latter part of the year that I wished hadn’t happened but I’m ever hopeful that this year will bring with it some favourable endings to last years calamaties! (Not sure of the spelling there sorry!) As for my blogging year, well I would score it as, “Could do better” I’ll give it a go.
    As for losing days well I would have agreed up until today! Today I have no doubt what day it is as I am wondering and worrying how I will manage in the upcoming work commute tomorrow!
    I’ve gone on as usual Flighty so I’ll end with wishing you a wonderful 2010 whether it be blogging, pottering or puttering on the allotment or tea drinking…. *big grin*

    • Flighty says:

      Daffy if it’s nearly 8 feet deep then I suggest that you hibernate until Easter!
      I know that you had a few upsets late last year, and you are still blogging.
      Don’t fret about tomorrow as everyone will have the same problem, and besides I’m sure that it won’t be as bad as you think it will.
      Thanks, and this year is sure to be better for all of us. xx

  2. Ellie says:

    The snow and frost are very pretty but the ground is so solid that I want to keep singing ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ because of that line about the Earth being as hard as iron!

    I’m spending the weekend putting up a (hopefully) rabbit-proof fence so that I can have a productive plotting year. We’ll see ..

    All the best to you, Mr F, in 2010 – I do enjoy reading your posts so much. x

    • Flighty says:

      Ellie I’m told that a hard winter is good for the ground!
      A necessary, but worthwhile, job by the sound of it.
      Thanks, and to you! That’s nice to know! xx

  3. Jennyta says:

    Very best wishes for a great 2010 Flighty, including lots of good growing weather. 🙂

  4. Glo says:

    Yippee, indeed 🙂 It sounds like you are in a great mindset as we head towards spring. I have seen crocuses up about an inch! They’re probably winter crocuses! As time passes so quickly, spring will be here before we know it. Your past allotment experience will stand you in good stead as you prepare for the February/March digging and plantings, “weather” or not! I’m looking forward to your “Plot 124 Recipe Book” as you delve into the creative culinary uses of your endeavours!

    No snow here in my part of Canada ~ we have been experiencing a fair bit of liquid sunshine, but sunny days are forecast starting Tues., and I plan to be outside in it, camera in hand!!

    • Flighty says:

      Glo the plot certainly gives me a lot to look forward to, and as you say the time goes by rather too quickly.
      I’d like to think that I can capitalise on my plotting so far, and as for plot receipes let’s just say it’s early days but watch this space!
      It’s bright but cold here and was very frosty this morning.
      Anyway enjoy your week and I look forward to seeing what you photograph. xx

  5. Nikkipolani says:

    Nice to have a little break while you plan next year’s crop :-). It’s been a good blogging year indeed — here’s to a great 2010!

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki it is but we all start getting itchy green fingers now waiting for when we can get digging, planting and sowing again!
      I’m glad that you think so as well! xx

  6. Carrie says:

    Ah dear Flighty, 2009 brought us together so I can’t believe 2010 could be better but let’s set the bar high. All the very best for a new year xx

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