It's February, and already I can see that the days are getting longer - hurrah!
So once the snow melted last weekend, I thought that I'd better check to make sure that the dalek composters would actually fit into the back of the car so that I could get them to the Hill.
With a bit of a squash, they went in, so I left them there until my next visit (which was today) - although a week in the back of the car means that the bases are are now rather on the oval side as opposed to round. Nothing to worry about, I'm sure.
Once I had the composters sited to my satisfaction, I set about filling them up - I started with a few bags of manure which I have tucked away by the compost bins, and then cut down the asparagus (a well overdue job) and interspersed the prunings, comfrey and weeds.
I dug enough parsnips up to get a batch of parsnip wine on the go, and the last four potato plants - which should have been dug up weeks ago - which yielded half a bucket of golden wonder potatoes which all look in pretty good shape despite the neglect.
Then I limed this year's bean and pea beds, by which time - lighter nights or not - it was dusk and time to come home.