Slow painting

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Found


And indeed it is.


After taking these shots I put my camera in my pocket and forgot to take it out again as we worked at the plot this afternoon. The grass just keeps growing, so there was a major strimming session. I weeded the strawberry bed, which was being invaded by couch grass. All around, leaves were falling from the ash trees that border the site. When we're next back - which will be in a couple of weeks now - I'll rake them up and bag them for leaf-mould.

We agreed that we needed to use the winter to get the borders of the plot under control, and to reclaim more ground from grass. That depends on having a relatively snow and frost-free winter. The Winter Olympics might be crossing fingers for snow, but we're not.

12 comments:

Dave Ingram said...

That rascal! How was it stolen in the first place - did the fox take it right off Bill's foot?!?

L. D. Burgus said...

I guess the fox wasn't that hungry, or maybe the odor was too much for it to taste good. What a story. We have lots of coyotes here, one can hear the packs calling at night. We have less foxes but they are not in town.

Linda said...

Dave, I think Bill had changed into wellington boots to dig his plot and had left the shoes outside his hut. He then saw the fox making off with them...

donna said...

I luv posts like this. They make me smile from ear to ear. Thanks for the update.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

I love your blog so much I can hardly stand it. Thank you so much for sharing your bit of paradise with me.
All the very best,
Simone

Frank said...

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Gunilla said...

Hi Linda

We have a fox at our summerhouse too.
We always takes all things inside the house because the fox takes it.
He diggs in the flowerbeds too.
Thanks for visiting me.
Have a great day
Gunilla

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Good Morning Linda, thank you for the shoe story it's so funny. It is quite common that foxes takes shoes I wonder what they like... if it is the leather or the humans
'fantastic' fot odour :-)

Jacqui said...

Hi Linda - thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blogs. I love both your blogs they are beautiful and entertaining. It is so good to find someone gardening in the same area as me.
We have a fair bit of plot to reclaim from nettles and grass too, so a nice mild spell will suit us fine

Tammie Lee said...

This is pretty funny. Doges chew up shoes, why not a fox.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That fox sure has fun on the allotment! What a character!

I love all your photos, by the way.

Cicero Sings said...

Too funny about the fox and the shoe! We have a fox we see down by the lake but I think he has better interests than shoes.