About Me

Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Dodging Showers

It has been a bit wet to put it mildly this weekend but things must go on. The main priority this weekend has been to get most of our farm stock vaccinated against Bluetongue we have been waiting since May for the vaccine to come available in our area so now it has finally arrived it has gone to the top of the list of jobs to get done and a right good soaking we have got doing it.

The ground has been to wet in the veg patch to do much so i set to and made some supports out of some stiff wire for next years Onions. I have always just let them get on with it but it was obvious when i tried them at a local show that the lacked a good shape to win even though they were a uniform size, it has set me on thinking of how to set things up for next years show season and i am going to have to give more thought to when and how often i need to plant crops so as to cover the local show season next year the first one is on the last Saturday in July with a show every weekend untill the third weekend of September and quite a few mid week shows as well all within a 15/20 mile radius, i won't have enough time to be able to enter all the shows but i think i will have a go at a good few and the first one in July is my nearest and the last one probably the most competitive so like i say a bit of thought is needed to cover them all.


Dan said...

I see my wire supports are catching on.
Yours look a bit neater than mine though.
How did you get on with your onions this year ?
Mine were a disaster !!.

******JAMES****** said...

Hi Dan. Yep i did copy your design it look simple to make and effective to use, thanks for the idea. As for my Onions well just like almost everyone else they were poor i just showed them at one show (Rusland) and came 2nd in over 8oz and 2nd in under 8oz. I think it was just to wet and a lack of sunshine You did well with yours, nice to win the cup for most points in Onions.