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Posted: 29/07/2016 at 10:15
Lantana says:

Hosta, agree re making pesto on GW. Seemed a bit odd.

Clari, in the past we've had a couple of dogs with very sensitive stomachs but I can't say I ever thought of dehydrating bulls' bits Ok, so I know I've got a weird imagination but I now have this mental picture of a line of them pegged up on the washing line to dry out in the breeze....Maybe it's too early in the morning for me....ignore me,....of course you dehydrate them in the airing cupboard like everyone else

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 Ha ha! Fear not Lantana I have a special dehydrator machine I use so the neighbours wont have to wonder what's on the washing line. Its a brilliant bit of kit: slightly addictive though!

Plant Pauper: they really are huge things. I mean I know a bull is big but these could cause some serious injuries bouncing around if they ran at you!

I'm sat in my classroom now, the museum awaiting its first visitors. I don't blame them for staying away Sheffield is looking very grey and moist today.

Barbadensis Miller- Aloe Vera Medicinal Plant

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 10:12

Plant Pauper: I have given most of my family one, some of them (like Grandma who is getting a little clumsy) several so she can alternate and them recover after pruning. I even have one in my "office space" (a cupboard full of education equipment, Christmas decorations, and so so many fire uniforms).

Non of my neighbours seem inclined with the green finger (but all have small children so I don't blame them for having untidy gardens in the slightest: I can barely cope just looking after a dog much less a child where you can't put them in a cage for time out apparently!) So I don't know what they'd think to me delivering them one as well.

They are so useful though: and easy to care for!


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 08:29

Punk; if they're not yours don't worry!

I make all my dogs meals as, like me, he has a very sensitive stomach. I feel so sorry for my partner sometimes as you can stick anything on his plate and he'll eat it while the dog and I get carefully prepared lots of thought and attention going into them meals!

The rain has arrived and I'm hearing of lots of crashes (& a gunman on the loose) on my route to work. I think I'll wait here a while!

Barbadensis Miller- Aloe Vera Medicinal Plant

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 07:20

Does anyone in the Sheffield area want an Aloe Vera?


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 07:17

Morning all!

I'm afraid I use a local lad Dove so can't really recommend anyone. Good luck getting it all sorted.

Partner is off with the dog to see his parents tonight: I have the delights of knocking more plaster off the walls. It will at least see the lounge completely stripped so we can start on the rewiring. Slow process but I'm hoping the fact that we're looking at light fittings hope of something other than a train at the end of the tunnel!

I also have the delights of slicing bull testicles so that I can dehydrate them as dog treats; it'll be a very rock and roll evening! 😁

Have a great day everyone!


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 07:10

Morning all.

How big a mug of coffee would you like Dove?

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:08

After fearing the worst (seeing two squashed hedgehogs on the road) I'm pleased to report that have seen both little and large visiting the garden individually. Whether they're the same little and large from earlier this year I don't know but I'm determined to start demanding the hedgehog house his lordship promised me two years ago now!!

Beer traps

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:56

I can't drink beer so at least don't have the issue of wasting the good stuff but I did catch 12 slugs and a frog one night. After that I stopped using them as I felt so sorry for the frog (very much alive and kicking).


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 17:11

Have you any plans yet Stevie? How much extra light do you have now? Do remember to wear a t shirt if you go out in the mornings!

Delivery driver has delivered. I've just popped some pork shoulder in the oven for supper. I'm feeling really hungry despite breakfast and lunch so have decided we need a blow out proper roast with all the trimmings. Many many roast potatoes and yorkshire puds! 


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 16:47


Did someone mention cake? We do like cake.

I look forward to seeing your pictures.

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