Lost the hubby, gained a pear tree

10 Feb

Another morning cooped up with the kids, trying to cook a roast while they squabble and Ken gallantly digs a hole to plant a tree which may well, knowing us, die due to a planting error. But right now at least on our allotment we have our first planted living thing other than a weed – a pear tree. Oh the crumble making potential it might yield next year (or in five years?). Maybe one day I will eat a pear we have grown ourselves. There is another tree to plant – a morello cherry – but for now it is living in the shed, it’s roots wrapped in plastic. I need my co-parent back, we need to eat this roast and have a glass of well earned vino, so it can wait for another day. But if anyone tries to say our land is uncultivated we can now point to a living tree and say no look you are mistaken. At least until it dies!

apple tree

Our first planted thing!


2 Responses to “Lost the hubby, gained a pear tree”

  1. Gill February 11, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Well done both of you! Hope you enjoyed your well deserved glass of wine! xx

    • wifi allotment February 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

      Rather embarrassingly, as if to show what an amateur I am, I even got the fruit wrong – it’s a pear tree not an apple tree as previously put!

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