Clarington


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Dig For Victory

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 08:52

Hi Guys! Prompted by Bekkie over on the "Hello Forkers" thread I'm starting a new topic here following my comment below:

I'm organising a 1940s weekend over Easter at the museum and wondering whether I could link in my other (currently neglected) hobby a little by having a dig for victory area and giving the younger visitors a taste of it by handing out pumpkin or sunflower seeds to pot up on the day (providing I can find a nice company to donate some mud, seeds and little starter pots as my budget is non existent - although I shall be finding somewhere around here that's doing pumpkin carving and asking if I can help clean up to get the seeds!) to then have a small competition as to who can grow the tallest / biggest? If I can find space we could grow some at the museum (with emergency spares at home) to join in ourselves and feature it throughout the year.

And out comes my begging bowl. I've mentioned my budget is non existent - truth be told there is no budget, we don't even have the funds to pay my wages so my job isn't even secure long term (I've worked August for free) and I'm bringing in my own paper for the printer so I can keep on working. The museum isn't in trouble this is just how tight finances are for places like us that don't receive regular financial support from the government or companies. You'd be amazed how furiously even established grand museums local to you are paddling to keep their heads above water - don't be surprised to see volunteers when you visit places quietly turning lights off to save a few pennies!

So - if anyone has any sunflower heads they think the birds can spare, any juicy pumpkins they'll be gutting and not using all the seeds for next year, or know anyone in the soil company who can spare a few bags of compost and maybe some pots (although I'm thinking we could make paper pots from newspapers)  I'd be really grateful for a friendly pm offering them to this event! Hopefully we can spark some interest and get a few more families into gardening and get more people in our hobby.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 08:20

Not til tomorrow Bekkie - just doing my work emails in bed before I get up for a shower! (Meant to be off on Monday but am going to inspect a donated vehicle from the police so not sure it counts!)

I'm organising a 1940s weekend over Easter at the museum and wondering whether I could link in my other (currently neglected) hobby a little by having a dig for victory area and giving the younger visitors a taste of it by handing out pumpkin or sunflower seeds to pot up on the day (providing I can find a nice company to donate some mud, seeds and little starter pots as my budget is non existent - although I shall be finding somewhere around here that's doing pumpkin carving and asking if I can help clean up to get the seeds!) to then have a small competition as to who can grow the tallest / biggest? If I can find space we could grow some at the museum (with emergency spares at home) to join in ourselves and feature it throughout the year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 07:49

Morning all! 

Problem viewing on Android tablet

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:49

Check what else is running on yoyr android Steephill. The site is working just fine for me on my (android) tablet.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 15:54

Great British Bake Off

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 13:53

Today is my day off work. So aside from baking I'm spending most of today on the phone to my boss discussing vehicles and movements... good job I love him!  (He's going to be chief bridesmaid! )

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 12:50

KEF - I think my settings are fine. Dave however was put into the compost bin this morning all my tomatoes have ripened their last and were in quite a sorry state! Fantastic amount of produce off them and I've still 1.5kg sat in the kitchen to turn into pasta sauce this afternoon. 

Fish cakes cooling, shortbread very tasty but far too crumbly, shortcrust pastry recipe for tomorrow's fidget pie discarded owing to my hating instructions that ask for "a stick" or "a cup", nice policeman spoken too, cleaning... at the bottom of the list!

Too many chillis

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:43

Bump! Hoping to get some chilli action later in the week!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:40

Morning all! Got a day off so am trying to sort all the housework... as you can tell it's going well!

Oh well, the more I'm doing in the evening the more oh might help... I mean go and tidy his man shed up (he reckons hiding in the one area I'm not allowed in counts as contributing to the communal cleaning!) 

Garden is definitely autumnal now its going to look so bare this winter as we've not managed to get the vegetable plots finished,  nor the pond, or bbq area, or greenhouses, chicken coop...

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:45

My greenhouse is now shut much more often than its open with my chillies in there trying to keep warm. I keep trying to be hopeful for a second summer but we seem to be rapidly hurtling through the year.

On a non gardening front I'm now hunting a space to put a tumble dryer as it's intended location wont be ready this year and despite there only being two of us we produce so much washing that having it drying all around the house is disheartening (especially the bed sheets - I love my big bed but it means huge sheets!) I miss drying clothes outside come winter (although last year they were hung out all through winter it was so mild).

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