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Posted: 17/01/2015 at 10:09

I'm going to head for the farm shop now (when I've scraped the windscreen) in case it's going to get worse.


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 09:48

No golden glow here now Fg - it's all gone dark and it's snowing - fine stuff but quite heavy and persistent

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Posted: 17/01/2015 at 09:46
cowslip2 wrote (see)

Here I am again! Well, well, what a response. I was just fascinated by what my fellow humans do. Most folk would agree that it is best to have an enquiring mind. Hence never bored. 

I think cowslip gave an explanation here


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 08:21

Good morning all   early to bed and slept like a log.  I didn't wake until OH got up to make our morning cuppas - he's at work now - I'll go along there later to pick up potatoes, bread, milk, celery, carrots, apples etc.  but at the moment the car windscreen is frozen hard, so I'll wait until the temperatures rise a little - the sun's coming up in the east and there's a golden glow on the willows up the rise

Fritillary - it looks like you're re-living my old life

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Posted: 16/01/2015 at 18:33

So sorry to hear that Lily Pilly ((hugs))

Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:37

There was a large laburnum tree hanging over our hedge at the top of our drive - it was in the next door farm's garden - there were several others in the village too.  Every time we walked past the tree when we were small Ma would tell us it was poisonous and that the seeds looked like peas and they were poisonous too and we mustn't touch them - that way as soon as we were old enough to run around unsupervised we knew not to touch.  When we had friends come around to play we told them it was poisonous too.  No child in the village ever ate laburnum seeds, and we all played out and around the village unsupervised by adults from a very early age - you could in the 50s and 60s. 

Impress on children what is dangerous, and supervise them until they are old enough to do as they are told and understand the consequences.

Of course, that does mean that parents have to teach their children about consequences, and sometimes that doesn't happen nowadays


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:01

They used to be called geraniums (except for the ones that were called Regal Pelargoniums) , then at some time during my lifetime they were correctly reclassified as pelargoniums and garden centres called them pelargoniums, leaving the hardy geraniums (cranesbill type) to be the only ones called geraniums.

However, many people continued to call them geraniums - some gardeners are quite stubborn and insisted on calling them what they and their grandfathers had called them, so I think that many of the garden centres have just given up and label them geraniums otherwise there's a large contingent of gardeners who won't buy them 'cos they think they're something different.

Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 15:56

Occasionally our farm dogs would pick up barley awns from running in the fields - it's responsible dog-owning to check your dog over quickly when it comes in from running outside in long grass as all sorts of grass seeds can cause a problem, either getting in their eyes or ears, or under the claw cuticle, and cause a problem. 

That quick check over will also identify any ticks that have been picked up - again really important care for dogs that spend time outside.

You can either keep dogs indoors where they're safe from attacks by Mother Nature, or let them be dogs and accept that being alive isn't risk free for any of us.


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:57

Hello folks - I've had a busy morning - caught the 9.30 bus into the city and visited the market for meat and some veg for the next few days.  I also went to Boots for shampoo and lippy, WH Smith for a newspaper and Lakeland for a steam cleaner - it's a good job I had some vouchers for Lakeland - it's right opposite the bus stop  

I was back here by 11 am and have filled the bird feeders and put some ground feed ut as the forecast is for another chilly spell.  I've also got washing out on the line and have been dusting, polishing and Dysoning.  I just thought I'd stop for a mug of coffee and see what yu lot have been up to.

Panda  - I hate feeling travel sick - that's why I prefer to drive   Hope the rest of the journey is ok.


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 07:44

It's not that animals come first in my life - my husband and children came first - but on a farm you have to do things when they have to be done - dairy animals have to be milked at the right time or the yield will reduce - that will decrease your income and you won't be able to feed your family.  Simples.

The ex never understood about that sort of prioritising - he wanted to do what he wanted to doand when he wanted to do it -

"Why can't you come skiiing?" 

"Who's going to see to the sheep - they're all due to lamb around then.?"

"Won't they be ok on their own?" 

"No!"    and he was the one who'd arrived home and said he'd bought some sheep and they'd be arriving in a couple of days!

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