Watch Out Thieves Are About!..

On Monday night Thieves broke into the allotments.. I say broke into, as the main gate to the allotments which hold well over 100 allotment plots was obviously breached by some one who had a key to the main gate.. as no sign of damage to the Lock on the gate was done.. 
A gang we believe with a vehicle systematically broke into many sheds, taking Rotavators, Petrol Strimmers, Mowers etc..  

Thieves- Broken Lock on our shed

Thieves- Broken Lock on our shed

Much damage was done, but thankfully someone was looking after us,  I had put a prayer and crystal protection around our plot only the week before as we had some things go missing. And even though the thieves had a good go at getting into our Shed thankfully they didn’t succeed.
You can see how they twisted the lock and the scrapes as they tried to lever the door open.. But the Shed was also locked with a Key in the handle lock which Hubby had secured the lock really well with Long screws and bolts to the 2 inch wooden frame.   So they didn’t manage to succeed with our Shed. but either side of us was broken into along with many more. 
Here you can see how they prized off the lock to our shed

Here you can see how they prized off the lock to our shed

 

 

We were thankful that nothing more than a new Bolt hinge was needed to be replaced . But sadly it put many a hard working allotmenteer’s out of pocket having suffered losses and damaged sheds. 

My only consolation is knowing that there are more honest folks out there than there are thieves.

However this didn’t dampen the Dreamwalker Spirit for long as I had harvesting to do.

And Here is the picture of the Purple Cauliflower

Here's me smiling with our Purple Cauliflower and Broccoli heads.

Here’s me smiling with our Purple Cauliflower and Broccoli heads.

Garlic from last years late planting we didn't plant much  this year.

Garlic from last years late planting we didn’t plant much this year.

   I also remembered the Garlic we had drying in the shed and made short work of cleaning the bulbs to bring home ready for using

 

Garlic all cleaned and ready to use.

Garlic all cleaned and ready to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peas are now nearly ready also 

Today the Peas are ready. but I am leaving them so my Grandaughter can pick them when she comes at the weekend

Today the Peas are ready. but I am leaving them so my Grandaughter can pick them when she comes at the weekend

The Kidney beans are now if full flower and the bees and insects are doing their work

The Kidney beans are now if full flower and the bees and insects are doing their work

More Harvesting Done

More Harvesting Done ~ Purple Cauliflower, Black-currents, Loganberries one courgette, Strawberries, Broccoli.

Next time as promised I will update you on the Flowers I have growing both in the Allotments and in the Garden at home. 

Enjoy your weekend

Keep Smiling

And Remember There are More Good People than Bad

we just hear all about the Bad ones.

~Sue~

 

 

 

Healing Properties of Garlic

Just some of the garlic we harvested Last year.

Healing Properties of Garlic. PhotobucketGarlic: Allium sativum

 Hot- Anitiseptic, Expectorant

Garlic is renowned worldwide for its healing properties, it was first documented in Ancient Egypt some 4,500 yrs ago being given to workers building the Pyramids to keep up their energy and ward off contagious diseases like flu and colds.  The Greek physician, Galen, called garlic ‘ The Great Panacea’

Garlic has an antiseptic action which is effective against viruses, fungi and bacteria, and it has been thoroughly researched and documented in both the East and West.  Its warming and strengthening action on the respiratory system, makes garlic extremely valuable in treating colds and flu.

In India and China, it has also been discovered the value of garlic in treating amoebic and similar types of Dysentery, killing the bacteria which  cause these diseases, Garlic can also be used against many other symptoms for instance Candida, for this action the purple skinned verity is recommended.

It works to help eliminate harmful bacteria created by digestion of food in the gut due to a slow digestion, Garlic increases circulation, warming cold limbs, lowering High blood pressure.

Note: Garlic should not be taken when there is an excess of heat or inflammation in the body, especially in the digestive system, as in Gastritis or Ulcers. 

Garlic is my kitchen basic, enhancing savoury dishes, and you will find many a recipe with garlic. Garlic especially goes well with most pulses, especially chickpeas. .

Recently in my own area where I live the University of Nottingham found that it was 90% effective in the treatment of MRSA (meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureusis) a type of bacterial infection Superbug that is resistant to a number of widely used antibiotics.

 Scientists at England’s Nottingham University recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and other ingredients found in the link below..  “This 1,000 yr old recipe was recreated and was found to be effective in treating 90% of the superbug MRSA”. Link to this BBC News Item above and I have also enclosed a short video clip below of the findings.