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Posted: 14/11/2013 at 11:25
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Thanks for the reminder about car insurance dove, the company didnt remind me this year just checked got about 3 weeks to do a search round. 


ATTENTION MRS G!!!  Renew your car insurance - I've just done mine - Saga have my custom this year.

A lovely surprise in the garden this morning

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 11:19

I can see buds on my David Austin Mayflower rose from my kitchen window 

A lovely surprise in the garden this morning

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 10:43

Obviously not Sara  - are they the native wild-type poppies or one of the cultivated vareties?

Tudor Monastry Farm

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 10:41

The harrow may not have achieved a lot on the ground, but it is a recognised technique for accustoming draught horses (and presumably oxen) to the feeling and noise of something following along behind them whenever they move.

Remember the Eagles' song Take it Easy ..... "don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy" is an analogy for someone getting stressed by their own life, and refers to young carriage horses being spooked by the carriage they were pulling.

From what I could see that was what was happening with the oxen on tv last night and I think they may have had more fun and games with them than we saw!!! 

As for Southdown sheep - a lovely docile breed - I used to keep a flock of them and they're probably my favourites.  I think they've been chosen for their docility rather than for authenticity, as the breed was only established about 200 years ago.  The rangier and livelier Norfolk Horn type of sheep or even the ancestors of the Lincoln Longwool would've been more authentic but they might have been more difficult for the programme to manage.

Nevertheless, a fascinating programme and I look forward to the next one.  

Compost again

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 09:32

Oh dear, bless him!!!  I'd rather eat a lettuce that has been near a slug than one that has grown in a bed covered with slug pellets 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 09:19

It was wet overnight but bright sunshine now here in Norfolk.  Yes Clarington a few days dry weather would be good; our lawns really need mowing too.


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 09:14

Just checked Streetview - it's been updated since we moved in, but now there's the builder's big bags of sand and gravel etc all over the lawn, and it was before we had the new front door fitted - and why do they always do it on Bin Day 


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 09:07

At least it proves someone had been doing something in your garden! 


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 08:59

Hi  yes, Hefty has obviously been and made a hedgepiggy of himself - all the mealworms and most of the biscuits have gone and he's pooped on the terrace - he really has no manners at all 

Doesn't look as if we've been updated on Google Earth, so it's not my rugger kit you can see on the washing line 


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 08:31

Good morning Verdun - don't want snow here yet - as Ma says "Ice in Noveber to bear a duck, nothing to follow but mud and muck" - don't want a muddy mucky winter!  

Ooh Mrs G - must have a look at our place on Google Earth and see if the people who lived here last have got the washing in yet!!! 

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