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A parsnip broke my spade

January 30, 2016

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I was down the allotment this morning (see pic above – as you can see, it needs a lot of work done to it) digging up an area where we’re going to put in a potting shed. I was there for about an hour in the sleet and high wind.

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Here I am sans makeup (my eyes water in the cold and I end up looking like a panda if I wear mascara) and very very cold.

Anyway, I was in the process of digging up a particularly tough bit of root…parsnip root…it was huge when this happened to my spade.

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I put my foot down and the top corner snapped off. All because of a parsnip…you can see the root ball behind the spade, but here’s another picture of it…(sorry about the blurry pic…I think I was so shocked how big it was, you can’t really see it’s size from this unfortunately).

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Sigh.

Anyway, I have a long way to go with the allotment. There’s a fair bit to do, but I’m taking it in wee bites. I have a couple of friends who have offered to help out which is great.

I may go down again tomorrow depending on the weather. It was bitter cold today, sleety, hailstones and very windy. I wasn’t cold though thanks to all the digging and heavy lifting I was doing plus a flask of tea.

20160130_113952The sun did peek out a couple of times, but I dug up the foundation area where our potting shed will be (see below – this is it half way) mostly in sleet. Still I’m feeling all smug and pleased with myself for doing the work, although my arms are a bit sore from the digging.  NB note abandonned glove in pic below…it was once pink. Looks like some sort of Thing crawling towards the spade!

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Right, am away to do other stuff. Until next time.

Dawnxxx

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2 comments

  1. That’s one touch parsnip! Good pics!

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