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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 18:47

OH braved the cold today and took down the runner bean poles. It was -6° this morning and 2° after lunch time. I stayed in, lit a wood burner, ordered online Christmas presents and wrote my annual Christmas letter to friends and family. Daughter's was complicated, lots of art things. Lots of children's books in English for Son 2's small boys. He wants them to grow up bi-lingual. Did go out a little to fill up horses' water and check their hay.

Waiting for fish pie to cook which we shall eat in front of Strictly.

Shelf life of grease balls for birds

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 15:31

Thank you. I've put them out, seen 1 blue tit so far, but last year it took a few days of suspicion first!

Crikey! I thought "I" was crazy😵

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:35



Shelf life of grease balls for birds

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:28

Does anyone know how long you can keep grease balls for? I have just found a plastic box full from last year that I hadn't used. Are they any good to feed the birds?

By the way, I take the netting off and put them into a hanging container, in case anyone is worried about birds getting their feet caught.

Vitopod propagator

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:22

I have 3 windowsill heated propagators, started with one. Then I bought a heated cable that you bury in sand and a heated mat that you can stand seed trays and pots on. So now the baby plants when pricked out can go in the greenhouse standing on the warm sand or the mat.

This is a link from a previous question on GW http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/tools-and-techniques/vitopod-propagators/46148.html 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 09:19

Morning all.

We were having brekkies and a little dog was jumping up at the kitchen door. I rang the owner and it turned out to be the wife of my hay farmer, she came to fetch him.

We had planned to go to a horse rescue place Christmas fair today, good thing I looked at the website first - because it's tomorrow! http://www.brantomepolicehorses.com/  I went last year, good fun, bought English sausages and bacon, not the same here.

Cold again. Hope it warms up this afternoon, want to get on with the veg garden and spread the manure. Would like to do it before the horses go into the winter paddock which is where the manure is. They are so curious they would get in the way. The garden tractor already has teeth marks on it. Lena wanted to see what it tasted like!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 22:10

Just popping in before bed.

Happy birthday Hosta. Have you seen the birthday thread?
Hope Liri got home safely. Welcome Glenys. Hope Mr Fidget manages to sleep well tonight. And Hosta too.

I'm so pleased you are enjoying your job Wonky.

Good night all.


Posted: 02/12/2016 at 20:19

Happy birthday Hosta. I hope you are having a lovely time. That was a great baby turtle picture. xx

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 10:32

-6° in Dordogne this morning, white ground, blue sky.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 10:29

Morning all.

-6°, white with frost.

Such a sweet kitten photo.

Good luck with car hunting, Fidget. I hope the insurance does it's stuff.

We had friends who went to Lincoln Cathedral, 2 couples who had holiday homes here. So sad, earlier this year one of the couples drove into a river here and died, he'd had a heart attack. Wonder is GWRS knew them.

We may go out to town today to print the Carol Service leaflets or we may do it on Monday. Otherwise I shall carry on sticking photos in albums. I've got so behind with it. But must light the woodburner first.

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