We got the first lot of potatoes in to buckets at the weekend, we're growing Arran Pilot and Anya again this year. Mick went off to fetch the watering can to give them a good water and this is what he found.
There was a bit of water in the bottom and a frog had jumped in. Not only did we find the frog but there was also some frogspawn.
We've got a teeny tiny pond in the garden and though there's often frogs in it, there's never been any frogspawn. They obviously prefer our watering cans because when Mick looked in the second one we've got there was a frog in there too.
We carefully tipped both frogs and the frogspawn in to the little pond, I'm sure they'll be much happier in there than in a watering can. When I looked yesterday, the frogs has been busy, not only was there the frogspawn we'd emptied in from the watering can, there were fresh clumps too. You can see some here right on the surface of the water and if you look closely, there's some submerged too right by the side of it.
I'm not sure that this clump on the side of the pond is going to make it though. I tried to slide it in to the water but it's well and truly stuck to the plastic lip of the pond.
Perhaps we'll get some tadpoles this year.