Meanwhile, it seemed easiest to get the rotovator out and give it a try. Looking around the machine, I found a choke and an off button and a start position - and lo and behold - unused for 6 months, it started first time!
A steady thrum of the engine - not very even to be honest !! But it carried on and seemed to be doing the job....The Manual states that the fuel should be changed within 30 days .. Sadly we have not changed it - just used what was in there..
The Manual also says that the air filter needs changing and new oil added ... but the sun was shining and the engine was running so we just got on with it ...
But if you have to do some gardening then it may as well be with a machine to do the work.
I really did not fancy the idea of covering this area with a spade and fork. Much more useful will be the Knife and Fork in days to come. Apparently the potatoes are going in the middle section and peas (I love peas) around the top. We did not have enough room for sufficient peas for more than a meal or two last year.
A small fence to keep the Deaf Centre dogs out and the plotment will be complete. Some brambles to be removed but after turning the soil it needed raking - and that was my queue to pop off and find other things to do !!
I will revisit when stuff is growing...
Meanwhile - tomorrow will be green for a different reason - St Patrick's Day it will be - to be sure....
Always good to have a Green One!!!
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