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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 09:28

Morning all.


Farmer has delivered the hay. Trouble is they don't like the hay he delivered the time before last so there is still quite a bit left which makes it hard to know if they need a new lot. It all looks fine to me, he never has best quality though, ordinary poor soil meadow hay. He says there must be a smell in it. In December they go into the winter paddock and I will have to feed them. No more helping themselves. They are very wasteful and pull it out then tread in it. Ok when there is some grazing as well.


We must mend the fence.


Took OH's car to the garage this morning, needs servicing, then MOT.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 19:34

This is what I'd come here to say - Just been outside in the dark catching 3 escaped horses. New hay is coming tomorrow, they have hay in the shelter but I think they've turned up their noses as the quality wasn't good. Have put them in the winter paddock where there is some grass. Found a broken fence post by the water butts, will have to mend it tomorrow. Thank God it didn't happen when we were away or this weekend when I'm with son. I was watching TV when I heard them outside the window, think they'd come to tell me.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 19:27

Weeded and cut down dead stuff in kitchen terrace bed today. Surprised to fill a whole wheelbarrow! Planted Sundisc daffodils in the bed which I bought when we were in Norfolk. Haven't seen them in France.

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 19:24

Good guess, Dove!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 19:19

Oh dear Fidget, how heartbreaking. Does that mean all your beautiful underwater photos?


Didn't know what it was, seems it stores recorded TV programmes. Does that mean Poldark, Strictly etc?

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:51

In that case we'll look out for the Belgian Monk next time we are in Norwich, maybe January.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:39

Mucked out the field shelter, shoulder has survived. Think Dove was right, it didn't involve reaching up. Then I weeded the narrow kitchen terrace bed, was amazed to get a whole barrowload of stuff out of it. Planted Sundisc daffodils in it.


I wonder if the Belgian Monk was the place we saw in Norwich last year, looked lovely outside, menu was great but when we went in the music was so loud we couldn't  stand it and had to leave.


I've just found out there is a lady here in Dordogne who has a barn she uses for storing donated clothes, household equipment etc for refugees and people on very low income. The stuff has to be sorted and packed into boxes, then it's take to Syria, or Paris where it's sent for refugees from the ex Calais camp or to a place for the homeless and poor of Limoges. I've volunteered a day of helping to sort it on Friday next week.

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:20

Glad to hear you are making progress after the operation.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 09:17

Morning all.


It's been her computer before, flumpy. She does have a large family to keep an eye on her. I hope she's OK.


Man is cutting creeper of the house, I'm not good with ladders, nor is OH. Considering the 3 months of drought, I'm not sure why it's grown so much this year.


I must go and muck out the field shelter. Quite a heavy job and shoulder is still playing up.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 20:29

Spouse here has eaten and is asleep on the sofa watching Lucy Worsley.


Day has been filled with rather dull stuff, committee meeting, supermarket, ironing.


When we first moved to France our house was a converted water mill. We had water voles in the banks of the stream and a pair of muskrats who lived under the house. The stream ran under the house with a mill pool by the kitchen terrace. But I don't think we had ragondin. I wouldn't have liked to eat any of them, they were cute.

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