Sunday 15th August saw the Allotment Open Day in Knucklas. The sun shone and folk from the village and beyond came to see the progress on the plots during the last year. The site looks quite a lot more established and there’s a wider variety of produce being grown, also lots of flowers to add plenty of colour.This year prizes were awarded for best allotment and best raised bed and also there was a junior category, the judging very kindly done by visitors from Leominster’s allotments and Judy Menges- not an easy task I’m sure.
First prize for Best Allotment went to Siggy Haynes, second prize to Paul Roberts. Best Raised Bed went to Di & Bob Bailey, second to Siggy Haynes and Dave Smyth. The Youth Club Best Allotment prizes went to first Harry, second Katy and third Abbie. Well done to everyone for such a good show!
Apart from the plots worked by the Knuckas Youth Club, much admired were their flock of chickens who’ve recently made a home on the allotments. They started life in a battery farm, from where they were liberated and only now have they been out in the fresh air and had room to run around – the change has been remarkable as they’ve gone from pale, almost featherless creatures to the perky, healthy chickens you see here…
Herdis Rule from the Teme Valley bee group brought along a bee hive and plenty of honey to raise interest in keeping bees – something we’re keen to do at some point in the future. Of course, it wouldn’t have been a proper open day without the wonderful teas and cakes provided by Anne & Eleanor. Many thanks to them.