We gave the help, or rather DH did by rotavating an allotment for a friend. I helped by just 'being there' giving moral support. I picked a few of the remaining vegetables before they were thrown on the compost.
... and then I passed the time crocheting and reading,
first out in the open and then into the shed when it went a bit chilly.
I like sheds - all warm and woody.
Today I have peeled the sprouts, chopped the leeks and washed the purple sprouting broccoli.
The parsnips are resting in the garage for another day.
The veggies will go with the lamb chops for tonight and mince and onion pie tomorrow, with enough left over to make leek soup and my friend's favourite ...
(I do like a bit of gourmet cooking once in a while.)