Monday, 1 October 2012
The first poke
I made it up to my first allotment today. The intention was to measure up, put a new padlock on the little shed, and have general poke around and see what I've got. The intention of the rain was... to rain. To rain in three lengthy waves, starting just after I got to the plot. So my initial experience was spending an hour under the shelter of the apple tree. I contemplated my new 900 sq.ft. of land (a 50th of an acre), and the valley beyond, as it occasionally emerged from sheets of hillside rain-mist. Which was probably a rather good place to start from actually, as it forced some useful contemplation of the sense-of-place.