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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 07:42

Hmm... that might work Bekkie! We emptied 400 gallons of water with the brownies the other week I'm sure setting it on sprinkler system above the door might be a start. Just bleaching the museum top to bottom with sheep dip style turntables to keep sticky fingers to a minimum would be a start.

Sleep is all I'm doing when I get home at the moment! Will definitely have to get something - I've been spoilt with years in a small office!

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Posted: 30/09/2014 at 07:31

Morning all! Dove - the plum tree will eventually (its on the to do list!) be inside the chicken run so I'll dig the grass around it and get some feed in there to start building it up - or it hibernating now and I'm best not disturbing it?

Hope you all have a great day! On my second cold in a month - not great when I have to talk all day. Anyone have any immune boosting tips? The public seem to love to wipe their germs all over the museum judging by the finger prints!

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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:19

No Gardengirl the van came straight from the local police force! Its a little too obvious to try and steal from anyone!!

We're hoping so Dove, its all fingers and thumbs out at the minute ready to relaunch the new education programme in November (hence why on my day off I'm STILL at the computer desk!) which I'm hoping will attract interested funding sources. If not I just hope we can find another way of pulling money in to keep my job safe!

Oh well. My poor plum tree has shed all its leaves and looks in an awful state now. I'm worried I should have pulled more of the plums off (took off 50% as soon as they appeared) do they exhaust themselves or is this just autumn kicking in? I'm hoping to get a day off soon (ha!) to go and collect horse muck from a local farm - if I dug it in around the tree and put the grass back on top would it benefit the tree at all?

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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 16:58

YvieStevie & Chicky - its going to be as is with a few more stickers to ensure everyone can tell that it is an educational vehicle and not still a riot van and then it is going to be used as part of our outreach programme to get to schools that can't come to us all across the UK (watch out Scotland!) and teach people fire safety (including practical demonstrations of how to get out of a smoke filled building) as well as the history of emergency services, basic first aid, why drugs are awful things and you need to say no, and hopefully in the future bringing in a retired police dog (need to research this further as it'll be coming home with me every day) to show students how animals help the emergency services.

You might have guessed - I'm a little excited by it! It's an amazing donation from the police service (its unfit for duty as we're having to repair it mechanically) and going to make a huge difference in how we can help younger people.

 

I can see the garden out the window, aside from getting the washing in and out that's all I'll be doing in the garden today. Its my day off so I'm sat on the computer writing up tour guides - its taking a lot longer than I thought!

 

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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:41

Still can't remember the garlic I wanted. Can anyone recommend a variety that will thrive in South Yorkshire? 

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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:40

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Remember when I said I'd gotten a new company car? It's even got a meat wagon cage in the back!

 

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Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:25

Evening! Just nipping by. I've been sat looking at garlic to plant this autumn and I can distinctly remember thinking "oh I must try those!"

Blasted if I can remember what those are though! 

 

 

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Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:23

Morning all.  Hope your father had a quiet night Dove!

Another glorious sunny day - but its autumn equinox! 8'C last night and my the house is chilly this morning. That heating isn't coming on til October though - that's the rules!

Best get the greenhouse tidied up so I can start moving things back in. Plans to dismantle this one and rebuild it next to a second greenhouse appear to have slipped down his to do list somewhat. Still - he is doing work on my new company car for me so I shouldn't complain too much. I'll try and get you a photo of my new car - I think it'll give any of you who gave had to travel through rush hour in Sheffield quite the giggle!

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Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:23

Lesley don't worry they leap out the way - just don't let your grass get rudely long like I've done and you shouldn't have any problems seeing them!

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Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:07

Afternoon all! Got the day off so have snuck on here while I recover from mowing the lawn - I decided OH must have given it up being his chore judging by its length! Still at least I didn't run the lavenders down too much this time even with the emergency stops for pheasants and frogs.

I've got to go and top up my supply of chopped chilli in a bit - I'll wear gloves this time! Found out my beloved rather than picking from the 1kg of fresh chillies on the worktop has been reaching for the jars of pre cut stuff in white wine vinegar. Didn't cotton on you're only meant to use that when all the fresh stuff had gone apparently  does he think I'll chop all the fresh ones up for fun?! Maybe the chilli willy ones in front of him at his current rate of common sense thinking.

Keep safe everyone - hoping I'll be on here a little more often soon!

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