The spuds are finally out of the ground. It took me and Ben a good hour or so to lift the final few. For a 13 year old he can’t half dig and, once we were loaded up he pulled the trolley at least half way home. He made it look so easy I was… Continue reading Spuds, At Last.
The grand harvest has started, albeit with continual weather interruptions. I’ve got the sweetcorn in, around a 100 cobs altogether, but I’ve been taking them as required for a while too. The whole lot are now wrapped in foil and in the freezer. Half of the spuds are also out of the ground, the Roosters… Continue reading Harvest Time
Not much to report. It’s been raining again, so I’ve been in the tunnel mostly and stringing up the onions. There’s six strings of them in that picture, can you find them all? It’s got to that time of year where I’m waiting for a dry day or two to harvest the spuds. I’ve got… Continue reading Off My Trolley
I finally got that book from The Borthwick Institute, York Clergy Ordinations 1749-1799. MY ancestor, Thomas Atkinson, vicar of Sancton and North Newbald, was indeed in there. There wasn’t much on him, just his baptism but it gave me his origins at least and a point in Cumberland to pick up the trail. It’s a… Continue reading Family History, by the books
I’ve cancelled my subscription to Amateur Gardening magazine ths week. It’s not a bad magazine or anything and it’s quite cheap, but it’s weekly and I’ve got about four that I’ve not even started to read yet. Also they include a free pack of seeds with each edition, sometimes two, and they’re always flowers. I… Continue reading Magazines and Weather
As I’ve mentioned in the last couple of posts, I’ve been on holiday for the last couple of weeks. One place we went to was Beamish, the open air museam. It’s an amazing place with a world war two farm, an Edwardian mining village, Victorian steam railway and town, lots of walks, open buildings and… Continue reading Great Days Out
This is Tom Batty, the latest life I’ve been given to research. I’ve not found much on him yet but I’m on holiday and haven’t really been trying too hard. I’ve got his census and know who his parents and siblings are, so I’m off to a good start. Between this life and the last… Continue reading New Life and Ordinations