Monday, 2 June 2014

Bosoms stripped, Bosoms Refilled & Little Ass Kicker Stays

French beans gone. Cauliflower seedlings gone. Cabbage seedlings gone. Sprouts gone. Kale gone.
All gone
Only the broad beans, onions, potatoes, leeks and peppers are left.
Bosoms have been stripped.
Over the weekend a local, who will remain nameless, gave bosoms a visit and forgot to shut the allotment gate. Subsequently the sheep have had a field day ( literally) and have eaten everything in sight
Hey ho
This afternoon , I have spent up the entirety of my birthday garden vouchers and have restocked up on cabbage, kale, sprouts, French beans and the like . All afternoon I have planted out hopeful rows of veg, watched from a discreet distance by the sheep and by the new diminutive cockerel who has been named as " little ass kicker" for his ability to " giving it large"
Guess where that name came from?


Little Ass Kicker  lords it over the Ukrainian village

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  1. Hey ho indeed. Bloody demoralising I know!!

    I think the 'local who will remain nameless' should come and help you replant as an act of repentance.

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  2. hooo no heart break but just think the local will feel guilty for a long time and bow his head each time he or she sees you

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  3. When I had hens, I lived in fear of them stripping the neighbours' veggie beds !

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    1. LOL When I had a dog I lived in fear of her killing the neighbours' hens.

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  4. Bugger. Not what you want at all.

    Lets hope that "they who shall remain nameless" help you replant.

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  5. He was following the Cu... Country Code, then.

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  6. Such a shame. Many of my plants have succumbed to slugs and snails and no gate will keep those out! Still time to sow fFench beans straight into the ground?

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    1. That should say French beans!

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  7. our resident deer chomped down to the stems a pepper plant and a tomato plant...and spouse had not even put them in the ground yet!!!!!

    so he purchased 1 each more and they now reside on our sunporch. bloody wildlife!

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  8. PS - you must change your "about us" to 52 and feeling it!

    "bosoms stripped" - something you would see in a topless go-go bar!

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  10. Bare bosoms... and you didn't even use any profanity. I guess "hey ho" is your version of "yada yada yada."

    Such a shame.

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  11. Sorry to hear about your allotment being grazed by the sheep, John. There is still plenty of time to plant salad crops, swedes and Autumn King carrots which don't get the carrot fly attacking them. One year my bullocks jumped around my potato patch but they recovered. Good luck.

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    1. I know, but it is disheartening ...all the eaten stuff is stuff I swapped for eggs

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  12. Oh John what a shame. I would be more than unimpressed with the "nameless" one. And yes I agree with Sue s/he should make good the damage - not too late to buy new plants? And then s/he should plant them all out for you -

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  13. Commiserations sir. Fortunately, as it's only June 2nd, it is not too late to stick in some replacement seedlings. All most dispiriting though. The nameless person who left the gate open needs bullwhipping. Do they still have some village stocks in Trelawnyd?

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    1. I'm make a set as we speak

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  14. Oh no....what a shame. What's that I smell? Is it mutton cooking?

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  15. Oh my, one man's garden is a sheep's salad bar.

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  16. Sheep are very good at eating what they shouldn't. Last year our beans were eaten down to the first set of leaves by deer and they recovered amazingly! Not a good birthday gift though.....

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  17. A title that leads to disappontment, indeed

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    1. Anyway you changed it (or my computer is glitching)

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  18. Sorry, John, at the least, there is still time to replant. Crap happens all over...

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  19. Do you ever cook mutton?

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  20. Oh NO! I hope the unnamed local reads this post.

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  21. Oh Bo***cks! I say!
    I agree with all the comments above, except if it was Auntie Glad!

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  22. Oh no! I'm glad you have a few things left...surely you can re-plant some of those? I like that you don't seem to hold it against the sheep, just doing what sheep do. It might irritate a bit less if the sheep in question had more charming personalities, perhaps. I wonder how charming the nameless local is.

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    1. No sheep do what sheep do


      Not a lot

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  23. Am I the only one who does not know what "bosoms" means?

    Doesn't that mean "breasts"?

    John, you might want to look into a self-latching closure for that.

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    1. Victoria
      " bosoms" is the nickname given to my allotment by the famous Red Faced Welsh Farmer.
      When asked to help out with the name, I suggested he picked one of his favourite words
      Immediately he chirped up " bosoms"
      And bosoms it has remained

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  24. Name and shame! - with photo and eMail address!

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  25. Shit! I'd give you some of mine but I'm not growing any of those that you are missing. I do, however, have a spare Brandywine tomato plant, though!

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    1. That's sweet of you Hannah......all replanted this afternoon x

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  26. All's well that ends well.

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  27. Resilience Rules!
    (I still want the name...)

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  28. My poor poor Sausage. How you keep all frustration in I shall never know.

    The gardener's lot a miserable one. Elements in many shape and form, including those on hooves, will give ones' efforts not a thought. Buffet, free for all. They don't even bring a bottle. Or say "Thank you".

    That'll teach you to turn your back on Bosoms for five seconds.

    Commiserations. If you want a night watch woman I am all yours.

    U

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    1. The motto would be
      " always keep an eye on your bosoms"

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  29. We have deer (in town) so I haven't planted a garden in decades. The perennial shrubs take a beating from them every year. But at least those are perennials and not the result of hours of planting each spring ... how frustrating that must be.

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    1. I guess it's all just food for them..I can't blame them..... They are thick as mince

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    2. ... which is why we have never wrapped the shrubs and why I hereby confess to putting some apples out during a cold snap ... what can you expect? Our street is on the edge of town where there used to be farmland and some woods. The deer haven't been squeezed out so much as they have been urbanized; they roam the streets like teenagers with no curfew ...

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  30. Hello John, I just wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday and to say how much I enjoy reading your blog everyday......it really does brighten my day....no pressure there then!!

    Lisa

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    1. Ah bless.........but do I believe a woman called mad lizzie?

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  31. I sure hate to hear about the loss of your plants. I hope the replacements thrive for you. Is Little Ass Kicker's proper name Judith?

    ;) cheers!

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  32. Little Ass Kicker, aka Judith Grimes, named by Daryl MF Dixon.
    So sorry about the bosoms.

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  33. Have you thought of taking your revenge - roast lamb with those veggies when they are ready - just a thought.

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    1. I can't be angry at them pat... They have as much sense as a jar of marmite

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  34. Inconsiderate or just plain assed stupid? Put a lock on? Sorry...

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  35. You're a kinder soul than me. I would be handing over a bill for replacement plants!
    Little AK is quite the man in your shot!

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    1. A simple mistake......hey ho

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  36. Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! :)
    Well as for the garden, that sucks so much, but you have handled it well. Perhaps a small sign that reminds folks to shut the gate so we don't have a repeat of violated bosoms is in order.

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    1. A sign siuck as
      " keep off my bosoms!"
      Perhaps?

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  37. Sorry about the veggies.
    LAK is quite pretty in my eyes.

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  38. Here's hoping the replants take off!

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  39. I know LAK is very naughty but he is very handsome.
    The sheep had thought my goodness look what has been left for us !
    Hope their wool is good this year as pay back.
    I have a very funny story about plantings and the Javelinas... I will post it on my blog soon.

    cheers, parsnip

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  40. LAK does look as if he's cock of the walk, indeed. Sorry Bosoms was stripped; i'm sure Irene and Sylvia enjoyed themselves immensely. I hope the replants are extra bountiful.

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