Latest posts by Clarington

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 07:43

Morning all.

I'm hoping for dry weather today; the washing basket is full!

Variety identification

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 07:35

I THINK it's normally the case of if you eat it and it's sweet it's an eating Apple, if it's sour it's a cooking Apple.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 17:19

Afternoon all. Not really around much at the moment; it's all work and play and no sleep.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 22:21
Joyce21 says:

"Man shed"........why then Clari, is it you and the dog doing the digging ?

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 The man shed was put in several years ago and the waste soil (along with the waste soil of my pond) was heaped here til we decided what we wanted to do with this patch of land.

The garden is very much my play area and an area that I am learning that if the OH offers to do something... It's best to crack on yourself.

If I just dig a little bit each night I should be able to manage. This is where I want the greenhouse moving too so I've plenty of motivation!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 22:04

I started clearing the mound that was created when we dug the pond / levelled the land for the man shed. It's slow progress seeing as how I can't dig / the weeds have a firm grip but as you can see I had some help.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 22:02

Evening all.

I've just been informed that it's national orgasm day! Is there really a day for everything now?

Still; at least you'll all have big smiles on your faces ready for YORKSHIRE DAY tomorrow!  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 11:41

Hurrah for simple fixes!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 10:39

Hosta: I hadn't been born!!

It'll sound daft but I actually have breakdown cover with a company in Germany! They do european cover (including UK) which gives me better cover at hone and abroad for less than most UK companies wanted to charge me just for the UK all because I drive an "old car".

My old truck can be driven home without a clutch and is better maintained than most newer cars if my friends vehicle mishaps are anything to go by!

I've been trying to work out via many internet searches whether the balls on the roots of my elephant garlic are viable bulbs that given a few years will be big enough to add to meal.

Given up and plonked them in some compost! Seems one way to get an answer.

Sunflower Heads

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 09:43

I've got three sunflowers growing in  my garden that have fallen from the bird feeder. 

Two have one head; the other has six heads. 

No idea what the seed mix is as of course they were meant for eating but it's quite exciting to watch them form!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 09:40
Dovefromabove says:

Clari ((hugs)) have you been eating something best avoided?  

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I think it's just my stomach condition flaring up again. I didn't have a fever (to think that maybe it was actually something bursting inside me) and I didn't have the normal headache that acts as an alarm bells to say I've eaten something I can't tolerate.

I don't feel ill to think it's a bug (although I'm not sure craving a rare steak and onion rings at 09:30 is entirely right!)

I've mopped the kitchen floor (tartare sauce to floor related incident while other half was making his lunch) now I'm trying to find receipes to use up the blackberry harvest that is now in full flow. 

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