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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 06:56

Morning all. Couldn't work out why my ring finger felt so odd; three massive blisters on it might explain things! Duck necks are hard work cutting up.

Today I'll be creating a nation of life savers. Or at least teaching CPR to anyone visiting the museum that wants to learn. 

Keep safe everyone; it's going to be breezy!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 22:33

A storm seems to have hit Yorkshire. My bins are on the move! Fortunately tonight was dog food preparation night (due to Reggie being delicate in the stomach department just like myself I hand make all his meals and treats) so Reggie helped taste test and has eaten himself into a food coma and is completely unaware of anything around him.

Also; poor Verdun! He's come back just in time to celebrate his 100 years since the Germans picked on him.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 07:56

Morning all. Efforts to be organised have resulted in me spilling the bird food all over the lawn fortunately so they've quite the feast today! Funny to see the flock of hedge sparrows lined up to use the one feeder. What is wrong with the other two I've no idea.

They must be getting ready for spring; they've only recently started draining the feeders every day (twice if I get the chance to top it up). With the neighbours acquiring another two cats I don't think we'll have many fledglings dancing around the flower beds this year.

We've only two weeks til the plaster arrives. Everything is looking very unready and I'm away this weekend on a camp at the museum (brr).

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 07:16

Morning all. Working every day this week, including camping overnight on Saturday night with beavers (= no sleep). I hope with the school holidays the traffic will at least be gentle with me.

If someone could keep an eye on the daffodils I'd be grateful: They're just poking through and I'm hoping won't get trampled too much.

I might see if I can book some holiday next week to recover and hope the warmer weather hangs around.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 22:00

Sweet dreams all!

Yup that's Reggie fast asleep, snoring like a truck, with his head resting on the step below.

His memory foam bed untouched just our of sight.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 07:15

oken sleepy puppy up).

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 07:15

Funny you say that Pat. There was a horrific ongoing fire incident I read about not long ago. The next day I tried to see how things were happening... no mention of it despite the homes of thousands only the day before looking destined for complete obliteration like hell had opened up.

All of my iris are just starting to pop up. This year I must repot a few as I've two displays that seem to be missing a side each. Monty Don put a picture up on twitter of his in full bloom. I did ask if his are sheltered / greenhouse / heated or whether that's just a true representation of how delayed our seasons are up here.

Interestingly however there are some coming up on the lawn that I'm convinced I won't have planted (they're right in the dogs flight path) and an empty pot that I've been using to dump spent compost in whilst in the greenhouse (and so has never been watered, or fertilised, or treated with an tender loving care) is currently full of very healthy green leafs. I'm curious as to what they will turn out to be!

Keep safe everyone. Time for our morning stroll (once I've w

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 20:03

Home made burger and chips scoffed. My mince beef cravings satisfied.

My concerned mothering tendencies also satisfied as his lordship didn't notice how much the burgers were padded out with healthy vegetables. If anyone ever has a fussy eater child send them my way; I am mistress of the vegetable sneaking!

I used to have to swap bedrooms with my brother as the frogs would keep him awake with their goings on. They did me too; but I found it so beautiful to watch. Fortunately back then I was an insomniac and used to reading the nights away (making up for it now!)

We have a few frogs hanging around; no sign of any activities yet though. I always feel sorry for the fish!

Hanging Baskets

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 15:50

What are you planning to grow in them? 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 15:44

Dove they look wonderful!! I must dig up some courage to try making pastries myself.

Home made burgers tonight. I have the strangest of cravings for minced beef! Can you even get cravings for minced beef? Most odd.

It feels a very odd world right now. So much happening. So little certainty.

I'm trying to find a land army girl pair of dungarees for an event in March. I hope you all have more exciting Saturdays!

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