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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 13:28

One way to clarify soup is to beat 2 egg whites until frothy then tip them into the boiling soup, turn off heat and wait for the egg whites to rise. They will have absorbed a lot of the cloudiness. Scoop them out then re-strain the soup. But I haven't done it for years. Nowadays I think what matters is taste more than looks.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 12:22

Good that the exercises are OK, Dove, hope they work.

Daughter has gone home, but we will be seeing them again on Sunday. Having lunch with them and son 1 who lives 5 hours away will be there, staying for the weekend.

Compost bins

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 11:05

Hello Hollyhock, haven't seen you for ages.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 09:52

Morning all. Welcome back Fidget, sounds as though you had a fabulous time. Looking forward to photos.

Hope the physio is gentle with you, Dove. When I was a nurse we called them the SS. I hope you've left and don't read this until you get back!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 22:42

This afternoon we took daughter's mare to the equestrian centre. I was expecting trouble loading into the trailer, but it only took about 5 minutes. She was very curious about everything when we arrived but didn't want to walk  into the loose box in the big barn stables, so we backed her in. I hope she settles down, has always lived out in the field, but she was making friends with the horse in the next door box. She will have 4 weeks training then I'll take her to my daughter's place.

Compost bins

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:24

Bit different for me, living in SW France. Not enough rain to make them a soggy mess, I water them in summer and I don't cover them. In fact they are just old plastic dustbins with holes in the bottom, takes time, but I always get compost in the end.

Back of beyond bit of garden

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:13

I have a nettle patch on the edge of the forest. Never see anything interesting in it. But I have a large garden with lawns, flower borders, shrubs and trees and it's buzzing with wild life. Had baby hares in the long border, a grass snake in the middle border, lots of little lizards in the summer on the stone walls, wild bees with 4 honeycombs in an upside down wheelbarrow with a broken wheel, shrews, birds nesting in the shrubs and trees, loads of butterflies etc. Wild life likes gardens.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:04

Morning all.

Super looking pear. They don't grow well here. I've had a banana.

Someone is coming to estimate for new carpets today for the bathroom and landing, damaged by the flood. Then daughter 2 & family are coming for lunch.


Posted: 25/10/2017 at 23:11

I put cooked veg, if there is no butter in them, on the compost heap, but I don't have much cooked veg left over anyway.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 18:32

Yes, Obelixx, married instead of becoming a midwife.

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