Latest posts by Clarington

Horse Manure & Worms

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 10:53

The worms horses are usually infected with a white (think tape worms, lung worms, pin worms...) There are red worms that infect a horse (cyathostomes if you want to google image search to compare to your last manure delivery) but I think you are referring to the helpful sort of nice thick juicy red worm.

As you've said they do a brilliant job of taking the goodness deep into the soil: it could be that your latest batch was too warm for them and so they'd retreated to safety. Either way the worms in your garden will soon be at work for you.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 10:45

Morning all.

What a terrible tale Hosta. Why is it that horrid things like that always seem to happy to the nice people.

Today is my last day of drinking anything but tap water. Do I try and wean myself off carefully or spend my day filling myself to the brim with caffeine and fizzy stuff? I'm thinking a massive blow out of milkshake, ginger beer, fresh hot tea... 

I did find out yesterday that I can't swallow my medication with plain water! I've always used squash to mask the taste but yesterday I was there gagging and choking and those tablets would NOT go down! Oh the embarrassment. In the end I had to stand there with a t towel under my chin and a piece of chocolate ready to chomp on quickly to take the icky away.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 13:53

Thank you to for surprise donations my lovely gardening friends!

I have to admit I wasn't expecting to come on here and find toothbrush confessions when I thought about calling you all wonderful though!

I've just found an ideal chicken coop on gumtree: but it wont let me email the person! (Even on his other adds). So frustrated! 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:58

Oh! I forgot to tell you! On my way home from work yesterday I had to take a very scenic route due to a poor lorry stacked with hay bales catching fire. I went passed a farm and what sign did I see on their gate?


Guess where I'm going at the weekend? I can get two ton in the truck so I should only need a few trips to top everything up for autumn! :D

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 09:37

Morning all!

Feeling much better today: I've been trying the whole eat little and often and healthy and use the liquid nutritional mush the GP advised and.... nothing was helping. My stomach was not happy. Last night being utterly fed up I stuffed my face with chips and junk food with a good helping of tomato sauce and iron bru.

Taa daa! Today my stomach is no longer a growling horrible mess and I actually had enough energy to be cheerful to the boss! 

Amazing what a plate of chips can do!

For everyone who sponsored me on my H2 0nly challenge... THANK YOU & not long now! I have however realised that not only will I be having 130 students visiting the museum (of the small screaming foundation stage variety) during the 10 days but... I WILL HAVE A SCOUT CAMP RIGHT AT THE START OF IT! That's all the prepping meals, the planning, the having to entertain them for 24 hours, the complete lack of sleep on my camp bed in the museum gift shop... all powered by tap water (you can't even have sparkling so no bubbles to lift me up).

I for see a LOT of chocolate being consumed.

Yesterday I tried to wean myself off caffeine a little to see how bad it was. It didn't go well. To start I only lasted til 07:00 before my first mug but then filed with resolve I went to work full of hope that I'd not even miss my six or seven cups of tea a day I have... I made it until 14:00.


All for a good cause though: I've raised £132.50 already so again THANK YOU!

(For anyone who can't understand what I'm waffling on about this might help: )

Right. I'd best get on! 

Keep safe everyone.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 14:49

Afternoon all. Just nipping in quickly as my brain needs to reset: back to school rush at the museum. At least I'm not like one teacher I spoke too earlier. She couldn't remember her surname for the booking form.

Will try and get back in properly later but alas stomach issues have flared big time and I don't have much energy.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 20:17
WonkyWomble says:

Fairy, Joyce and Plantpauper, I'm up for a weather swap if you are! The logfire is ready to go and Dove has been knitting jumpers fueled by caffeine... Dove, not the jumpers! 

Good luck Clari, think Hubby would have to live elsewhere and there would have to be some kind of hazard tape installed if I ever gave up my morning very strong coffeessssss (s signifys the amount )

Let alone my evening pints of Darjeeling tea! Good luck Reggie and OH also! 

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 I am an engineer by heart and we all know that they pretty much exist on tea alone! I think I've had 8 cups today so far (usually would have at least 2 more). 

As for his lordship; I think my work colleagues will suffer the most! His lordship has just gotten out of making tea in bed for a while and tends to retreat to the manshed as required.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 20:14
plant pauper says:

FG same here. A whopping 15° with stair rods.

Clari is there a back door we none Facebookers can use? I tried to donate and it's trying to make me open an account. It can try!!!!

The RNLI is my family's chosen charity so we give anyway but I'd like to support you personally if poss. No tea or coffee for more than 10 mins deserves at least a pat on the back.

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Thank you so much for offering I will have a look. You shouldn't need to have a Facebook to use the website Just Giving.

I think I need to drag the laptop out! Back soon!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 19:00

Rasin you'll settle in fine here but be warned once you start offering cake you have to keep it up!! :D

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 18:57
LesleyK says:

Clari, brilliant idea.  Who wants to run a marathon when it's such an effort to drink water for a month. Couldn't do it 'cos I think I'm addicted to coffee and cola.  Keeps me awake half the day anyway

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 I'd love to run a marathon but I think it would kill me. I drink three cups of tea before I even consider starting work so this whole caffeine free idea I fear may well result in a few unplanned naps! Even if I only raise a few pennies it helps.

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