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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 14:41

Lyn, the difficulty for us is that we can't register the death until after the inquest - phone calls were the quickest way to ensure that over-payments etc don't happen more than is avoidable. 

 

Pig manure for vegetables and fruit bushes

Posted: Yesterday at 11:22

Pigs may be omnivorous by nature, but since major outbreaks of Swine Fever and Foot & Mouth disease in the UK it has been illegal to feed animal remains/meat of any kind to pigs.

And as for parasites,  if there are any in the manure the birds in your garden will thank you for them

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 11:06

Thank you all for your wonderful kindness and support.  You really are a great bunch.

I've made all the necessary phone calls - Coroner, Funeral Directors, relatives, DWP and Annuity Providers and asked the Manager of The Lovely Home to thank her wonderful staff for all their many kindnesses to Ma and to me. 

Now I shall have yet another coffee, tidy the kitchen a bit and take niece up to the Farm Shop and GC for lunch. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 02:56
She was 92 two days ago Jimmy. Pa died just over a year ago at 96. They'd been married nearly 70 years. Pa proposed after knowing her just six weeks. She always said it was because she knew how to work the new fangled milking machines. He said it was because she was the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, and he kept saying that until the day he died.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 02:32
Thanks Pansyface. The end was so peaceful, a wonderful way to go. Now the police have to come as there was a Deprivation of Liberty Order due to her Alzheimer's and they have to check there was no foul play. A formality but it has to be done.
I have a bed here for the night and am being looked after.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 02:15
Hi folks, just letting you know that Ma died peacefully in her sleep a little while ago.
Thank you all for your love and support. xx

Pig manure for vegetables and fruit bushes

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 22:31
As had been said pig manure will be fine if well rotted. I grew up on a pig farm and it's all Ma's flowers and veggies ever got.

Any ideas what these are?

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 22:29
Are we looking at flowers or veg?
On phone so can't zoom on much, but they look a bit like a squash of some kind.

Bombarded by bluebells!

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 22:16
I know your job is very demanding Wonky, but it does have some perks

Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 21:22
We've used new sleepers to hold back the Shady Bank. The builder drilled through them and hammered steel rods 18" into the ground. They're rock solid and blend well with the garden.

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