My husband Ed and I spent a happy afternoon going back and forth with barrows full of manure and depositing it on our plot. The curious thing is that the kids spent a happy afternoon playing on a huge pile of shit. Normally they start whining after about half an hour, but they didn't do that this time so Ed and I kept working for about 4 hours. The kids got pretty mucky of course but at least they were warm.
I also planted some onion sets, some garlic, two rose bushes, a holly bush and a berberis (spiky shrub).