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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 14:49

Have a lovely birthday!!!



Posted: 13/11/2015 at 13:30

Well, the rain has cleared and the towels are out on the line flapping in the wind hopefully they'll get dry before the rain comes again.

The turkey carcase has been stripped, the meat is in the freezer and the remains are simmering in the preserving pan with some veg and herbs etc.  The house is smelling like the day after Boxing Day


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 11:27

Result!!!  Just popped up to the farm shop to pick up the extension lead we lent them for the Turkey Tasting, and came back with a roasted bronze turkey carcase - enough meat on it for a meal for four plus the makings of a big pot of good turkey broth  - I'll freeze the meat to make a Turkey Pastilla for sometime over the Christmas holibobs (we're not having turkey this year) and I'll start on boiling up the bones ... when I've had a mug of coffee - it's wet and windy out there now.


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:35

Much better thanks Lesley - just a bit of a cold now.  Not a problem

How to make a garden fence last....and last........!

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:02

I think the problem with the fence/hedge we inherited was that the tops had been allowed to develop arborial growth to produce flowers and fruit for wildlife - the neighbours say that the practice over the previous twenty years had been to cut this back every other year and they always did it from their side - however the chap we bought the house from had only been there a few years and hadn't done his side of the tip - he'd just trimmed the vertical sides back, leaving the tops for the wildlife.  It became top heavy. 


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:50

Good morning Fairy, Verdun and all   G'day Pat

Blue skies and dry here - a bit breezy but nothing to worry about.  It'll dry the ground out a little .  The lowest temp overnight was 8.9C.  I'm sure the Hebrides will cope with Abigail - they know how to keep their heads down.  Schools are closed and ferry sailings cancelled.  

Don't know whether you can access this link Pat .  

Can't believe that there was a hillwalker on Ben Nevis last night!  What an idiot?  I wouldn't have blamed the rescue teams if they'd left him there - but they never do that. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 20:19

Aww, he really was a handsome chap wasn't he Wonky   I don't have a picture of him, but here's a picture of his dad

Another 'whose poo is this' question

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 19:20

Foxes have a sweet tooth and eat a lot of hedgerow fruit at this time of year - this will result in a more 'unformed' poo, as in the pic.

Info here

Weird black patches on grape vine leaves

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 19:02

Hi Tom

I'm pretty sure that's the leaves colouring up for the autumn - some vines have really good autumn colour -

 This is one of mine a couple of weeks ago.

Nothing to worry about

Another 'whose poo is this' question

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 17:28

My guess is a fox.

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