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by Mo
Yesterday, 10:33
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Guess who just walked down my drive
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Guess who just walked down my drive

I'm used to tabby cats (my Tabitha and one without a white nose), pheasants, squirrels, blackbirds etc. but this was a new visitor. My first thought was "not seen a ginger cat round here"..."it's big". A fox. Went and stood still behind the monkey puzzle tree with just nose and tail showing. Then ca...
by Mo
22 Dec 2021, 21:55
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homemade soup
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Homemade soup

I suppose the other soaker-upper might be porridge oats.
by Mo
10 Dec 2021, 16:00
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2471
Views: 474110

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Cheshire Chick wrote: 10 Dec 2021, 11:28 ISounds like you are ok in the caravan though and perhaps chilling out a bit after all your hectic adventures. As always, good luck with the house hunt and keep us posted.
Not too chill I hope.
Were you blown about in Arwen & Barra?
by Mo
22 Nov 2021, 09:39
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid - do we just need to get back to normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Covid - do we just need to get back to normal?

Maybe the way to 'get back to normal' is to get used to wearing masks in crowded enclosed spaces. A practise that is common ins ome countries.
by Mo
19 Nov 2021, 20:47
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 50
Views: 23912

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

I think blight blows in from the nearest field of potatoes
by Mo
12 Nov 2021, 10:06
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 89105

Re: How does your garden grow?

Managed to get out to do a bit on Wed. Trimmed the Hypericum that keeps growing over the path between front and back doors, now I can get past without getting wet. Scraped the path of leaves, moss etc and clipped the things growing up between cracks in the concrete. For now, and just that tiny fract...
by Mo
10 Nov 2021, 13:07
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 59
Views: 7989

Re: New Photography Thread.

Meanqueen wrote: 09 Nov 2021, 19:02 just ........put it on automatic, then point and press the shutter.
ilona
that's the sort of thing that baffles me with the phone.
If you don't know what you are doing it isn't 'just' at all.
by Mo
10 Nov 2021, 13:04
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 89105

Re: How does your garden grow?

I took a carboot full of apples to the woman who runs the Food Hub on my way to choir last night. decided that the birds can have the rest of the Bramleys. While I've been picking a lot that needs doing has been neglected - must remove the leaves, weeds and moss from my drive, and sort out the soft ...
by Mo
01 Nov 2021, 11:19
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 89105

Re: How does your garden grow?

A lot of mine are pecked when i get them picked from high branches, and the Packham's pears seem specially popular with something that gnaws them, both after they've fallen and when still hanging on low branches. Squirrel? badger? rabbit?...or what is locally called a longtail since you don't want t...
by Mo
30 Oct 2021, 20:00
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 235
Views: 89105

Re: How does your garden grow?

I picked the last of the Packham's Pears yesterday, and chopped up and stewed a dishful today to freeze (4 portions). They make a nice crumble. The Conference are now all either over ripe or not quite ripe. Picked the last of the Kidd's Orange today, though far more fell than were picked. Even as I ...
by Mo
26 Oct 2021, 11:49
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Should the Government enforce plan B or ....
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Should the Government enforce plan B or ....

fabindia wrote: 26 Oct 2021, 10:48 .... should we just expect people to be sensible?
big ask
by Mo
20 Oct 2021, 20:35
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: All Creatures Great and Small
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: All Creatures Great and Small

We went to Ireland for our honeymoon in'68. Lots of hay in heaps in the fields, also piles of seaweed. And being towed on flat trailed mini haystacks. Back for our silver wedding. Bales then. By our Ruby there was a grand mixture, big bales, small bales but still odd corners of land with little stac...
by Mo
20 Oct 2021, 16:39
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: All Creatures Great and Small
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: All Creatures Great and Small

It is very jarring when period details are wrong. I was reading a book that dodged between wartime, +before and later. The woman was walking through a field containing big bales of hay - hang on, she's still not married so it must be prewar. Big bales???? Even small bales might have been new-fangled...