Friday December 22nd
Decided to go and dig up Christmas dinner early, since last year we had visitors who pinched stuff. Unfortunately I was too late for the first lot of unwelcomes. Vandals had obviously walked across the plots, destroying nets. My poor broccoli net was shredded, the shed had been covered with the contents of my water butt (and was all muddy), the carrot netting was on the next plot and the compost bin had been pushed over. I hadnīt got any string etc up there, so called Sir to ask for help. It still took two of us over an hour to repair the broccoli net with string, and that net had been brand new at the start of the year. The cabbage net was also damaged, the supports to the broccoli cage were bent (one broken) and it was very much a jury-rigging, but there goes about Ģ25 of stuff. I didnīt see too much else damaged apart from Tonyīs bean canes, which had been smashed. Did manage to dig a monster leek, some more normal ones, some odd-looking parsnips and two white cabbages.