Better late than never…

I can’t believe we have reached May already – it’s been a busy and topsy turvy year to date. The weather has been horrendous. We started lambing early in February which was quickly followed by hatching chicks and ducklings and piglets being born…something had to be put on hold and this time it was our seed planting. But we’re on the case now!

Rummaging around in the caravan that we use to store the junk (I mean tools and useful pieces of equipment), I at last managed to find what I was looking for…

At five years old it is doing really well to have survived on our crazy smallholding. It’s one of my all time favourite pieces of kit and it cost less than a tenner….can you guess what it is yet??? Ok, the picture above may have given you a clue!! It’s my paper pot maker!!!

I cannot tell you how calming and satisfying I find turning old strips of newspaper in to wonderful usable pots for our seeds and seedling…just wrap, turn and press…wrap, turn and press…

What you’re left with are perfect little pots that are so strong and can be planted straight in to the ground –  although I like to open up the bottom first just to give the roots a fighting chance 🙂