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Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 20:38

I've been told about 'enterprising' youngsters in the village who collected empty beer and pop bottles and took them to the village pub to get money back on the bottle -  where did they collect them from?

 

 

 

 

The crates stacked up outside the back door of the pub  

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 20:04

I remember cardboard milk bottle tops - there were stacks of them left in the farm dairy when I was a child.  Our farm used to bottle and deliver milk in the district - the bottling had been taken over by a proper Dairy firm by the time I was born, but the old machinery and cardboard tops remained - I could only have been about 3 years old when I was given them to play with 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 19:58

I think some people feel 'old' quite early - my late ex MIL was looking forward to a Sheltered Bungalow with a Warden when she was in her forties - others of us have retired but are still waiting to grow up  

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 19:48

We lived on a farm - the only people in the area with phones were farmers and the post office - there was a red phone box half a mile away - if anyone living at our end of the village had an emergency they would come across to the farmhouse and 'borrow' our phone, giving Ma 4d (old pence) for the call.  

We also took messages for people in the houses nearby if something was wrong with a relative, perhaps a son abroad in the forces.  We knew everyone's private business 

Roof repairs

Posted: Yesterday at 19:42
Alan Apps wrote (see)

What do you think to putting over a sheet like this? I think this may look a bit more neat than a repair job as I am not massively DIY savvy.

That won't keep heavy rain out, and it'll get soaked and heavy and lead to rot in the any timber it touches.  It'll also prevent the mineral felt from drying out and that'll lead to rot as well.

The repair suggested by David isn't complicated - I could do it and I'm a retired girl!!! 

Powdery Mildew

Posted: Yesterday at 19:39

It tends to strike when the plants are stressed, usually due to drought - keep the soil moist 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 19:38
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Glad you all seem to have had a good day

Took the dog for a walk along the canal tow path, its not everyday you see two grown men paddling canoes down the canal TOWING A BATH????

I am trying to eat less dairy, is there anything else i could fry these cougettes in that will be as nice? .............

Were you in an episode of Last of the Summer Wine Bekkie?

As for courgettes, I fry mine in good olive oil with some crushed garlic and a bit of chilli  and some chopped herbs 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 19:34

No shops where we lived David - miles from anywhere - just a tiny post office that sold only stamps and postal orders  - butcher, baker and greengrocer delivered twice a week and the International Stores delivered on Friday - Ma had to phone the order in on Thursdays.  

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 19:13

No we had a proper plumbed in bath in an upstairs bathroom, but the farmhouse was so old and the floor sloped so much that if you laid a board level on the doorstep it would rest on the rim of the bath!!!  The floors were big old elm floorboards and quite slippery - one day my Grandpa in his leather soled shoes slipped as he went into the bathroom and slid down the slope and landed in the bath 

Fruit trees

Posted: Yesterday at 19:00

It's still a very young tree - virtually a baby - it used to be said that 'You plant pears for your heirs' meaning that they took a long while to reach fruiting age.  Whilst grafting onto better root-stocks has improved this no end, it's still very early days for your pear tree. 

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