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Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:42

Well, the alternative was to send you to university to do a foundation module in quantitative biology and statistics, so yes.

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:01

Oneofseven:

Do you really think it is coincidence that there is so much going on right where the bird food is scattered?

Actually, yes.

http://www.conceptstew.co.uk/PAGES/nsamplesize.html

http://www.select-statistics.co.uk/article/blog-post/the-importance-and-effect-of-sample-size

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2493004/

http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-health-university/importance-of-quality-sample-size

"Yesterday, I hung out a load of t-shirts and the bedding, and it rained, so obviously I should only hang out one load of laundry at a time if I want it to actually get dry."

^^^^^ Very small sample size. If you were in Da Nang in October, of course it rained!

Movie quotes

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:54

It's Pale Rider, another Clint Eastwood film.

I had to look your quote up. I've never seen that one.

Easier one ... I hope:

"Do you know, you remind me of the babe?""What babe?"
"The babe with the power."
"What power?"
"The power of Hoodoo."
"Hoodoo?"
"You do."
"Do what?"
"Remind me of the babe."

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 18:39

All that free soil to put on the flowerbed over the bulbs the neighbours' cats keep digging up!  You lucky person  ... and your neighbours' cats, too.  They'll love the nice, soft, clear surface on the flowerbed.

Movie quotes

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 18:34

Mark: Blues Brothers. I think there was something about a pack of cigarettes and half a tank of gas in there too.

Yvie: ..... umm ..... The Third Step? The 99 Sleeps? The Big Itch? The 7-year Man?

You didn't guess the prayer one. Maybe it gets more obvious if I give more of it:

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want ... but I do want.He leadeth me beside still waters; He restoreth my soul ... but they kill my dog.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Death, I shall fear no evil ... but I am afraid.
... for Thou art with my; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me ... but we need a miracle.
Thy loving kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life ... if You exist ...

...

... and I shall swell in the House of the Lord forever ... but I'd like to get some more of this life first, and if You don't help up, we're all going to die! Please? Just one miracle?

...

... amen."

*up in the mountains, a horse's hooves come down into the snow*

Movie quotes

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 18:00

Is Enemy of the State a Frankenstein movie? I only saw the trailers.

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want ... but I do want!"

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 17:56

Runnybeak: snails only come back if the thrushes don't find them first.

 

Heeeere, bird bird bird. Here, bird.

Left handed tools

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 17:55

Surely a door that opens on the left opens on the right if you're going the other way.

To back up Buttercupdays here, a tool always works best at its own pace. Electric jigsaws, mitre saws, branch saws, whatever kind of saws, they all cut straight and clean if you let them but go off all over the place if you lean on them.

Favorite apple

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 17:51

I suspect the peel thing requires biology lab equipment that I don't possess, but if you can pull it off, let us know!

My alternative answer for my favourite kind of apple: free ones! I was hiking in Austria a couple of years ago, and the pear crop had been so bountiful it wasn't economically viable or wasn't logistically possible to harvest it all, so there was pear ankle-deep on the minor road beside the orchard. I felt no guilt at all about helping myself from the trees on the way past.

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 17:31

nutcutlet: you have grass rather than lawn ... so all the moles are too stoned to cause trouble?

Discussions started by Charlie November

3-part hedge

This is what you get for neglecting it for 20 years! 
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Last Post: 04/04/2015 at 22:42

Most embarassing failure of the weekend

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 19:59

An octopus's garden in the shade

No octopodes, but lots of shade 
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Last Post: 20/03/2015 at 22:49

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Huge thing with tiny white flowers and heart-shaped leaves 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 16:52

Rose cuttings: timing

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When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

At least I didn't spend anything. 
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Last Post: 26/10/2013 at 16:46

Apple tree with white leaves

It seems to be healthy enough, if slow-growing 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 18:34

Spurge?

Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 22:29

Ooops!

Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 19:53

Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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