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Posted: 01/08/2015 at 00:13

Charlie - Until humans do less damage to wildlife and this planet, then they cannot preach about natural wildlife damage. Otherwise humans are a bunch of  hypocrites... Sanctimonious greedy muderous control freaks


Garden produce recipes

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:12

Glad you enjoyed the beans Pansy!


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:10


Not sure I agree with letting the cats roam meaning you don't care. I took on a 5 year old troubled, stressed and vicious cat who was kept as a house cat. It spent 5 years trying to get out the house with it's previous owner. The day I let it out and the cat turned around 100% overnight. It's calm, quiet, content now it's allowed outside. So am I supposed to quosh it's nature, cause it distress just because folk like you think I don't care? Feels like a sweeping and judging statement. Not all cats take to a lead, not all cats will stay indoors. I would prefer both, just so folk can't harm my cat, or it get killed by a car, but I can't make him live my ideals to his own detriment.. He deserves a quality of life too.

Dove, wise words, thanks. I guess I got a bit irked when Charlie November posts about killing pets in German. That's more than a difference in opinion to me, that's violence against another living creature, just because it doesn't suit his lifestyle. Nice person.


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 18:25

Lou, or suck em to death? Might take a while....


Well said Northernlass... the problem is that folk can always take figures out of context.

And other figure for Charlie and scroggin to take on board is that pesticides kill about double the amount of birds each year than cats. Should we go around killing farmers then, using their logic?   At least a cat is a dumb animal.. what's the so-called evolved human's excuse? Without a doubt, humans kill more birds through chemicals, loss of habitat, believe it or not, even having windows on buildings (tons of feathered lives are lost each year on that alone), and general nasty rubbish that humans inflict on wildlife. 

But I guess that's too much to take on for the average cat hater.

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 10:40

 Artjak, aww, bless her! Bet you sighed with relief too, no vets bills either!!


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 10:38

Not a bad idea! grins

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:42

Ooh, some seriously yummy sounding things on here!
Last sat we pickled (just vinegar, water and sugar) 5 large jars of beetroot out the allotment. Was our first time but the better half and I had a good time, despite it looking like we'd killed something in the kitchen...

Another idea for runner beans - my mum used to make them with soy sauce when I was a kid - just fry onion, then stir in boiled, cooked runner beans and some soy sauce - as much or as little as you prefer. You can add bacon too.  They are very yummy and the only way my partner doesn't mind eating them when they glut of runners arrives!


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:27

Charlie Novemeber: There in a nutshell is an example of all things bad about humans. Nice one, well done.

Pat E, I did feel better thankyou for asking! However, if everyone knows this already, then why do folk still moan like anything and want to harm animals for being an animal? Illusions of grandeur?

Oh, and if you think every cat will use a litter tray in the garden then you're a little on cloud cuckoo land am afraid. They don't use it on a whole and they would never use it if it rained. Bit of a problem in the UK that.....


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 00:43

I think we should train all cats, dogs, birds, foxes, mice, rats, badgers and every other creature on this planet to come into our houses and learn to use the loo. We probably won't stop moaning until they have mastered grabbing some andrex in their paws/ beaks and wiping their little furry/ feathery behinds either.

Seriously folks, we are the only creatures on this planet that uses a sewer system. We are lucky, but look at all the rubbish we've put into the ground and still do. We poison nature due to overwhelmed sewage systems, spilling excrement into the ground and water system. We add a lot of sewage to the world due to our greed with farming livestock. We poison the rivers with our chemicals and hormones, making the fish sick, sprout two heads and start speaking to each other in klingon (well, not quite - yet) and we basically ruin the planet with our greed and need to control every aspect.

OK, a bit of a ramble, but seriously - where is a cat/dog/rat/fox etc etc supposed to go? Exactly where we did not so long ago - on the ground. Some countries still do this!

  I do get cross that folk expect animals to behave like humans as far as toilet habits are concerned. It's never gonna be fido or tiddles sitting on the pan and flushing, nor is every cat going to allow their owners go walking with them on a lead and poopascoop. A cat is a cat, not a dog.

Wood expanding when wet

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 09:17

I wouldn't use varnish, it will probably peel off in a few years and will be a headache to maintain as they do not really penetrate the wood, more create a film.  Also, it's hard to get varnish that isn't water-based now, and water based isn't really that good for outdoor use in my experience.  I'd use something that is designed for fences, proper outdoor wood treatment - any wood preserver will do the job well, oils are good too.

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Off with their heads! Runner beans

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Allotments and creatures.

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