Yesterday, I got an email from the secretary of my allotment committee. It said that I had passed the inspection BUT I had 30 days to create a path between my plot and the one on my right.
My first reaction was to sort this issue out. Then I thought about it: if I do the path, it will detract from keeping the weeds at bay where I am already growing things, which could lead to me failing the next inspection in 30 days’ time. It would also lead to me potentially losing crops as they cannot be tended properly.
I know that if I consecrated every waking moment to the venture I might succeed but when I factor in the drive to and from and all the other things I need and want to do instead… My head and heart are both saying it looks like I need to say bye bye to my allotment plot.
© Helen Butt, June 2014