We have been offered the chance to assist in the recycling of a fairly large number of 50 gallon steel oil drums, which are no longer required by one of our members. They can be turned into effective incinerator bins, or may even help you along the way to giant carrots.
If you would be interested in obtaining one of these bins, please come to the hut to see us by February 4th. They will cost £5 (to cover the cost of transport to the hut), and anyone wanting one will need to pay this in advance of their delivery. We will then arrange for the arrival of those that have been pre-ordered, by the end of February. We will not be able to store extra bins that have not been ordered, on account of their size!
Meanwhile, next week the cake bakers will be swinging back into action, as our 2018 potatoes and onions are expected to arrive on Friday 19th January. 9am usually turns out to be 8.45am, and, while we are not expecting a leaning tower of pallets, we would like to invite anyone with an hour or so to spare to help with the unloading, and the weighing out extravaganza that will surely follow. Hopefully most of the fun will have been had by midday, but you will appreciate that many hands will make lighter work. Let us know if you can come, or just turn up as usual!
POTATOES, ONIONS, AND THE REST, WILL THEN BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION, OR PURCHASE, FROM THE HUT on Saturday 20th January, from 11am. From this date, we will once again be open on both Saturdays and Sundays. As usual, we would remind you that it helps us greatly if you can collect orders as soon as possible, and it should also be noted that popular varieties can sell out quickly.
And what about the Great Potato Pot Off? This year we are staging a bit of a competition (for fun?). We have purchased 30 heavy duty, 30 litre pots, and for a nominal fee, to cover costs, entrants will be awarded a pot, 2 potatoes and a copy of the rules. Both potatoes are to be grown in the one pot, and it is anticipated that the competition will come to an end at the beginning of September. After the final weigh-in, count-up and measurement-taking, the pot and crop will belong to the grower. We are hoping that a number of small prizes will be awarded! This competition is limited to the first 30 applicants who turn up with their nominal fee. I am sure that there will be a stampede…